‘Jury is out’: Some climate hawks question whether Greta Thunberg phenomenon will help curb emissions

Some climate change hawks are questioning whether the brand of outraged activism trademarked by newly minted Time “Person of the Year” Greta Thunberg will prove effective in inspiring policy to curb emissions.

“I’m not sure that Time magazine elevating her further is helpful in achieving our shared goal of mitigating the most harmful effects of climate change,” said Shane Skelton, who runs the consulting group S2C Pacific.

“I admire her passion and the lengths she’s gone to in promoting what is a very important cause,” said Skelton, a former energy and climate policy aide to former House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he questioned whether Thunberg’s activism
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