Climate Change Protests Become a Parody of Themselves By James Reed

We have been told by the climate change fanatics that renewable energy is one of the paths to climate salvation, in the new religion of climate change. That includes things like wind turbines. Yet princess Great “how dare you’ Thunberg and hundreds of other true believers blocked entrances to Norway's energy ministry to protest against wind turbines built on land traditionally used by indigenous Sami reindeer herders. Now, I like the Sami, whom I looked up on the web, and to my surprise they were a Nordic white ethnic group, with lots of blonde hair. Then I remembered a early multicultural conference here in Melbourne, where a Sami woman in traditional dress, got flax from other ethnics, as “no whites are indigenous.”  Thus, I have sympathies for them.

Still, it is ironic to see the environmentalists backing them, although for once hey are in the right. It is strange times, indeed.

Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg and hundreds of other activists on Monday blocked entrances to Norway's energy ministry, protesting against wind turbines built on land traditionally used by Indigenous Sami reindeer herders.

Thunberg, a vocal advocate for ending the world's reliance on carbon-based power, said the transition to green energy could not come at the expense of Indigenous rights.

"Indigenous rights, human rights, must go hand-in-hand with climate protection and climate action. That can't happen at the expense of some people. Then it is not climate justice," Thunberg told Reuters while sitting outside the ministry's main entrance, where she had chained herself to other demonstrators.

Norway's supreme court in 2021 ruled that two wind farms built at Fosen in central Norway violated Sami rights under international conventions, but the turbines remain in operation more than 16 months later.

Police on Monday afternoon cleared one side entrance to the government building complex housing the energy ministry, carrying away some demonstrators.

"Right now I mostly feel very, very convinced that the Sami at Fosen should get their rights, I feel this very strongly and there are a lot of emotions," one of the demonstrators, who gave her name as Joni, told Reuters after being removed.

Reindeer herders in the Nordic country say the sight and sound of the giant wind power machinery frighten their animals and disrupt age-old traditions.”



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