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Much a do about Greta Thunberg.
Our house is on
fire by and about Greta Thunberg and family, a book at the right time
it , i.e. much a do about Greta Thunberg.
The review written by Lode Vanoost and published in The Belgian newspaper De Wereld Morgen on June 19th 1999 and translated from Dutch to English by Gino d'Artali:
As the readers of the 3 monthly online magazine know I have extensively
written about the ecological Schwedisch activist Greta Thunberg ,now 17
years young, and to be able to do so I needed to try and keep track of
her activism , which was extensively and intense , and me only being human
I missed the publication of Our house is on fire which was pubisched
August 23rd. 2018 and I missed that. Still,
she never left my thoughts so here I am again, reading back of what I've
written in the past year or so (scroll down on the menu of Cry freedom)
and writing now about Our house is on fire.
I searched on the net and it is incredible how many sub-publishers there are of this book and if I was the family Thurnberg I'd publisch it as an in-house publication but that it isn't does not surprise me because there are many who want a piece of the cake of the famousity of Greta Thunberg and believe me, I do not earn one cent with all my work for Cry freedom and you.
Our house is on fire, the translation of the book written by Swedish opera singer / environmental activist Malena Ernman in 2018, with her husband Svante Thunberg and daughters Beata and Greta, is about much more than their family, the climate or Greta Thunberg, since then world famous with its Schedisch: skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate). This is a cry for help that is given a deserved chance to be heard around the world through daughter Greta's action.
Malena Ernman (1970) has been well known in Sweden and among opera
lovers in Europe for years. In 2009 she took part in the Eurovision Song
Contest in a well-intentioned but not really successful attempt to break
open that kitschy music event and make opera "popular with a wide
audience" again. She is also an environmental activist and works for the
right of asylum for immigrants.
In the first
scene, she immediately gives readers a good idea of what to expect.
<This story Svante and I wrote with our daughters and it is about the
crisis that has hit our family. It's about Greta and Beata. But above
all, it is the story of the crisis that surrounds and affects us all.
The crisis that we humans have created through our way of life: beyond
sustainability, cut off from the nature of which we are all a part. Some
people call it overconsumption, others climate crisis.
crisis erupts when daughter Greta suddenly stops eating and starts
having unexpected and uncontrollable anxiety attacks. Does she have
anorexia? Why? The fear that every parent with problematic children
recognizes: what are we doing wrong and can we do this on our own?
reader arrives at the infamous quote that was taken completely out of
context by climate deniers to ridicule Greta and her mother. <Greta was
one of the small minority who can see our CO2 with the naked eye.> It is
abundantly clear that Mother Malena means this metaphorically, not
responsible for the climate crisis are the companies - despite all their greenwashing, or green talk - that do not intend to change. The mass
media do not play their role as a critical observer: <Thanks to the lack
of interest of the media, our future ecological or non-being has been
reduced to a political game where one word is opposed to another, where
the most popular wins.>
supplements are striking: shopping 22 percent, cars 7 percent, air
travel 11 percent and climate issue 0.7 percent. There is even a new form
of tourism: climate tourism: <Make sure you visit these beautiful but
climate-threatened places before they are gone forever>, which
accelerates their disappearance.
This book encourages people to think about eco deniers and will not be contained, things that are not, by citations out of context to tear, due to this idealism, or so-called naive, and/or priceless, to name a few. Scientists will argue that it is not as simple as that. It doesn't matter. In this book you will find a lot of people's lives, and to doubt, not only on their individual behavior, but about the system in which they live, and the businesses in which air and sea freely, proceed to the world to choke them. For this reason, this book is of the utmost importance. Our house is on fire does not claim to be complete or perfect solution, but it puts all of us to think about and to take action. Eco deniers believe that, following the Belgian elections of may 26, the climate action of the Anuna, The Truth, and so many others, to their minor dimension that is reduced might not have been. And they are wrong.
that social action pays off. Always. There were also elections shortly
after May 1968. Commentators exclaimed in triumph that all that young
scum was now quickly being brought to order. So many decades later, we
know better. Seattle 1999, Occupy and now the climate actions do have a
lasting impact, even if you do not see it immediately, even if media
commentators, politicians and companies make every effort to convince us
Gino d'Artali: A review of a review.
is clear but
vanoost is not taking any risks to make mistakes and does not really
takes a personal point of view. Of course reporting about Greta Thunberg
one walks on thin ice so it is not surprising at all and with Greta
Thunberg we have somebody who speaks out loud and clear without not
being heard unless one refuses to listen and that is more than walking
the thin ice, that is walking a very thin rope connecting 2 mountains.
In general: Concerning Malena Ernman, the mater familia, really writes and acts as such, or better said, as the leader of a pack of wolves in which Greta does come first and the thoughts and writings of the mother are only natural because any mother protects her children at any costs, even that of herself. But...Malena Ernman back and forth thinking that she with the book has the last word she is so wrong because Greta Thunberg might be back at school for now but...I'm convinced that she, every early night and in bed, and thinking about the ecological situation the world is in now she's crying her heart out and she'll be back, stronger and more determined than ever!!!
Read here the latest
news about the dramatic climate changes now and upcoming as published by
BACK TO SCHOOL
On august 2020 The guardian published the following article: Greta Thunberg returns to school after year of climate activism that you can read at https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/25/greta-thunberg-returns-to-school-after-year-off
Also The Guardian,
Mon 19 Oct 2020,
published the following article:
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