(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The University of Helsinki announced that their theology faculty will award environmental activist Greta Thunberg a honorary doctorate degree in June.
Thunberg is one of 30 people around the world to receive the honor. All of the other awardees are highly credentialed professionals in scientific fields, high-level government officials or tenured professors in related fields.
In the statement released by the university announcing the winners, Thunberg is simply credited as “activist.” She is not granted any other titles; none of her other alleged achievements are listed.
Thunberg, 20, did not publicly respond to news of the award. Thunberg’s coronation doctorate was one of eight being given by the University’s “Faculty of Theology,” appropriate critics contended given climate alarmism’s status of new religion for the far-Left.
Though the young activist is not known for any significant achievements, she recently published a book that was lauded as “anti-capitalist” and “anti-technology.”
The reception for the book was lukewarm, and even drew some criticism for the irresponsibility of printing thousands of pages on poor, dead trees.
What's the carbon footprint of the book, dearie? Or is what you're doing so important that such niceties simply don't apply? https://t.co/NBLuKpTIm5
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) February 14, 2023
“How many trees did it take to print these books? Did you offset it by planting more? Did you use sustainable beetjuice ink to print the words? Why didn’t you just keep it digital? Wouldn’t that have been better for the planet? So many questions…” one user replied.
Thunberg also found herself in the hot seat after Twitter users caught her deleting tweets predicting the end of the world in 2023.
Greta Thunberg deletes 2018 climate change tweet https://t.co/iS2dNviFr7 via @MailOnline
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) March 15, 2023
In the now-deleted 2018 tweet she claimed that the world would “cease to exist” in 2023 unless everyone stopped using fossil fuels. Thunberg has made many other world-ending predictions, such as claiming that “we are in the beginning of a mass extinction” in the viral speech that made her famous.
Despite her constant diatribes against productive forms of energy, Thunberg did admit that it may be necessary for Europe to adopt nuclear energy in the midst of the continent’s energy shortage.
Thunberg railed against nuclear energy for years, despite it being a largely bipartisan win, with Republicans preferring it as a safe, cost-effective solution to rising energy prices and even some Democrats increasingly seeing it as a clean source of energy that may reduce climate change.