Yesterday was the story viral that Greta Thunberg according to her mother, and CO2 with the naked eye can see. Fake news shows.
The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published at the end of april an excerpt from the new book, ‘Scenes from the heart. Our life for the climate.’ This describes Malena Ernman, the mother of Greta Thunberg, frank the life of her family and, in particular Greta. Her eating disorders, the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and of course her great concern about the climate are discussed at length.
In a passage says mother Ernman that Greta can see things that others don’t want to see. “She belongs to the few that our carbon dioxide with the naked eye can recognize. They can see how greenhouse gas emissions from our chimneys currents, by the wind to the sky to rise and the atmosphere will change in a giant, invisible dump.’
She concludes the excerpt with a reference to the fairy tale The new clothes of the emperor, where also the symbolism of the do not want to see discussed. “She is the child, we are the emperor. And we are all naked.’
The passage seemed to be no questions on the call, up to yesterday, several media including The Latest News and Algemeen Dagblad set out with a shortened passage in which the mother of Greta claimed that her daughter is CO2 with the naked eye could see, in place of recognize. The metaphor of a landfill in the atmosphere, added the newspaper, but the adjective ‘invisible’ was not translated. Also the metaphor about the child and the emperor receded into the background.
The plots are assigned alien forces remained on social media has not gone unnoticed. As described professor Rik Torfs, the so-called gift as the Mariaverschijningen of our time. The radio 1 programme ‘The world today’ left for security, a toxicologist at the word to make the possibility of this superpower. ‘Carbon dioxide is a colorless and odorless gas. You can really see, unless you have sensory properties that a normal man has not, ” was the verdict.
One of the few critical tegengeluiden came from the Twitter account ” an Arbitrator or Tweets’. This account looked from where the news came from. The placed the now much-discussed passage in a broader perspective, with mention of the various non-or incorrectly translated words from the original passage.