I don’t think she is being a brat. I believe Greta knows how unique and special her life has been and how privileged she is. The world’s most famous climate campaigner just doesn’t actually like campaigning very much. “I am in this because I want to be,” she tells me. “And that’s not because I think it’s fun. That’s not because I enjoy the attention. It’s because I want to make a difference.” “Many people seem to be able to see the climate crisis and say like, ‘Yeah, it’s really important,’ and then just go on with their everyday lives. I cannot do that.” She believes this compulsion is a result of her autism, which she describes as her “superpower”. “I’m very stubborn,” she tells me. “If I’m committed to something I go all in.” The fact that she doesn’t see her activism as an act of volition, “a choice”, is crucial to understanding her. “I don’t like this attention,” she says. “If I were to choose I would just be like everyone else and continue studying because that’s what I enjoy doing the most.” “But since this is such an extraordinary situation, we have to do things that we might not always find very comfortable.”
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Greenpeace has been fined £80,000 after a Scottish court found it guilty of the “wilful defiance” of a court order banning it from occupying a North Sea oil rig. Lady Wolffe, sitting in the court of session in Edinburgh, said Greenpeace UK had deliberately broken an interdict, or injunction, against occupying a platform owned by the US contractor Transocean in June 2019. She said its breaches of the injunction were so serious she would be justified in jailing John Sauven, Greenpeace UK’s executive director, for up to two years or imposing a suspended sentence. He orchestrated the action from the start, knowing he was breaching a court order. But Wolffe said she would show leniency and instead fined Greenpeace £80,000, plus paying Transocean’s substantial legal costs, which will be decided at a later hearing.
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