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originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Bhadhidar
I swear.. the hate this girl is getting by the right is ridiculous..... FFS.. she's 16.
originally posted by: contextual
originally posted by: putnam6
Remember when the ozone was beyond saving and we were all going to have live underground .... Sounds like the same stuff
We cut down on CFCs in the late 80s.
Sorry for your coma through the 90s and first part of the new century but well done on recovering.
Greta Thunberg's message is that there is an impending climate catastrophe. The science behind man-made, or exacerbated climate change is incontrovertible. Greta Thunberg has become the figurehead for pushing that message.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Yeah, she's 16, and just like ALL little pigtailed 16 year old girls (who are made up to look like they're 12), she's standing in front of the United Nations making speeches about one of the greatest political hoaxes ever perpetuated on mankind, man-made global warming!!
But yeah, FFS...she's 16.
originally posted by: Hypntick
... but if you show me a 16 year old with a coherent thought in their head, which if we're all honest know that at 16 we were all just as vapid, I would be highly shocked.
What I don't agree with is people in positions of power forcing their ideology down the throat of minors so they can use them to parrot their ideals.
At what age do you think someone is capable of having an opinion you would listen to?
Although brain development is subject to significant individual variation, most experts suggest that the brain is fully developed by age 25. For some people, brain development may be complete prior to age 25, while for others it may end after age 25. The mid-20s or “25” is just an average age given as checkpoint for when the brain has likely become mature.
It may seem logical that those aged 18 to 25 are completely mature, the brain still is maturing – specifically the area known as the “prefrontal cortex.” Changes occurring between ages 18 and 25 are essentially a continued process of brain development that started during puberty. When you’re 18, you’re roughly halfway through the entire stage of development. The prefrontal cortex doesn’t have nearly the functional capacity at age 18 as it does at 25.
This means that some people may have major struggles with impulsive decisions and planning behavior to reach a goal. The brain’s reward system tends to reach a high level of activation during puberty, then gradually drifts back to normal activation when a person reaches roughly the age of 25. Adults over the age of 25 tend to feel less sensitive to the influence of peer pressure and have a much easier time handling it.