Folk may have seen the incredible PR in the Guardian and elsewhere for the nuclear industry courtesy of a Swedish teenager (not Greta - she is now an 'oldie') trying to shame Greenpeace EU for its "old-fashioned" opposition to nuclear.
screenshot 1st Sept "23 of Re-Planet "Who We Are"
Ongoing funds for Re-Planet come from Quadrature Climate Foundation established by Quadrature Capital who have tens of £millions in fossil fuel companies carrying out massively damaging drilling operations in areas such as the Arctic. In the same week as the teenagers letter to Greenpeace is featured in the national press the Swedish government have overturned their long held ban on uranium mining. Deposits of uranium are found largely in the wilderness areas of Sweden, the very areas necessary to the livlihoods of the indigenous "old fashioned" people of Sweden, the Sami.
I have written a letter to the Guardian in response to the fossil and nuclear funded Swedish teenager of Re-Planet who claims to speak for the young of today in shaming those "old fashioned" values of the Sami and those genuinely protecting our fragile planet.
Not holding breathe that it will be published anytime soon...
Contrary to the teenager’s nuclear letter ("Young Climate Activist Tells Greenpeace to Drop 'Old Fashioned' Anti-Nuclear Stance" Helena Horton Guardian 29th August 2023), if anything Greenpeace UK are nowhere near active enough in ensuring the planet is not returned to its original state of being too radioactive for life. The young people of Re-Planet are funded by some twisted agenda driven oldies including Bill and Melinda Gates’ Rodel Foundation. It is a weird coincidence that the Swedish teenagers' letter urging Greenpeace to ‘go nuclear’ to save the planet is promoted in the same week that Sweden has overturned its long held ban on uranium mining and radioactive water is released into the Pacific from Fukushima. As in every country where uranium mining takes place it is indigenous people that bear the brunt of polluted land and damaged health. The “old fashioned’ indigenous people of Sweden are the Sami who have no interests in uranium mining for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. The vast areas of rivers and land the Sami need to be free of pollutants now has a vast uranium mining target on its back. Bill Gates must be rubbing his old hands with glee as the more polluted the land, rivers and sea are with nuclear crapola the more he can push another favourite agenda of his (enthusiastically fronted by the young people of Re-Planet) of the “modernisation of agriculture". Reindeer flavoured lab grown meat with your tritium tea anyone?”
Lakes Against Nuclear Dump