Believe It or Not: Greta Thunberg Arrested While Protesting AGAINST Wind Turbines

That Greta Thunberg has decided to help Stop These Things is noteworthy, in itself. And getting arrested (twice) for her trouble is all in a day’s work for a modern-day Joan of Arc, like Greta.

Now, don’t get us wrong, the antsy young Swede has plenty of enviro-babble baggage, but we can’t complain about her latest efforts, joining the reindeer herders of Europe’s frozen North in their fight to permanently eradicate these things from their rangelands.

As Greta now seems to understand, rural communities are sick and tired of becoming roadkill for the wind industry, and that includes the nomadic Sami – who graze and herd reindeer across northern Europe’s frozen tundra, ranging across the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula.

What Greta might not notice is the fact that chaotically intermittent wind power can’t be delivered as and when power consumers need, which means the wanton destruction of pristine wilderness, bucolic landscapes, rural communities, and millions of birds and bats (including plenty of species on the brink of extinction) is pretty hard to justify.

The Sami have been on the war path, for years now – suing wind power outfits and otherwise fighting like their lives and livelihoods depend upon it.

No doubt having a high-profile hothead like Greta on board, can only help their cause.

Here’s a report from Sky News from the frontline.

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg carried out of anti-wind farm protest by Norwegian police
Sky News
Amy Landsey
2 March 2023

Greta Thunberg has been arrested twice after protesting against a wind farm in Norway.

Ms Thunberg was detained at the protest on Wednesday morning, which was attended by hundreds of other activists calling for the removal of 151 wind turbines from Indigenous land.

The environmental activist was carried away by two Norwegian police officers by her arms and feet after chaining herself to the Ministry of Finance building in Oslo.

She was removed alongside 10 other protesters and subsequently released.

Ms Thunberg and the other demonstrators were protesting the Fosen wind farms, located on reindeer pastures used by Sami herders in central Norway.

Dozens of Sami demonstrators had occupied the Norwegian government building complex from last Thursday, until they were forcibly removed by police on Monday.

While known for advocating for a global shift to green energy, Ms Thunberg said the transition shouldn’t come at the expense of Indigenous rights.

“Indigenous rights, human rights, must go hand-in-hand with climate protection and climate action. That can’t happen at the expense of some people. Then it is not climate justice,” she told reporters while sitting outside the finance ministry.

Local reindeer herders say the 90-metre high wind turbines frighten the animals and make it too difficult to conduct the traditional practice of animal husbandry.

Sami leaders are calling for the turbines to be torn down and the reindeer grazing lands be restored.

Norway’s supreme court ruled in 2021 that the wind farms infringed on Sami rights under international conventions and the permits were therefore invalid, but the wind turbines are still in operation more than 16 months later.

The 151 wind turbines power some 100,000 Norwegian homes in a country where 90 per cent of electricity is generated through wind and hydropower.

The country’s energy ministry has indicated they are open to finding a compromise with the Sami people to ensure their rights.

The Norwegian government has been negotiating with reindeer herders and the Sami parliament to find a solution which would enable the wind turbines to operate alongside the traditional husbandry practice.
Sky News

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  1. “As Greta now seems to understand, rural communities are sick and tired of becoming roadkill for the wind industry”

    I am skeptical that there is any accuracy to this statement. The only reason she is there, is because it affects so-called indigenous people.

    If it was the homes of Polish Pig farmers being affected she would not care one wit.

    • catweazle666 says:

      Cui bono!
      Greta was specially selected for her appeal to the most gullible sections of the electorate and her activities have made her family very rich indeed.

  2. Liuba Balaska says:

    Dear Stop These Things, The refusal of the WFs to comply with the decision of the Norwegian Supreme Court leaves us in despair for our case which was heard in the Athens Supreme Court in February 2023. 4 Wts, 150m high, surround 30 houses around the bay of Liani Ammos, Aghoi Apostoloi, Paralia Petrion, Evia, Greece. The WF started operating in September 2020. All 30 households immediately started protests to all concerned, the WF company, municipality, the State Permit Issuing Authority but to no avail. We then employed 2 sound Measuring companies which took many noise recordings, short and longterm over all seasons and in all areas. The closest Wts are 346m from the nearest houses. The noise is well over the legal limit in Greece of 45dB, 26 times greater. It is 738dB greater than the background of 30dB. To give some idea of the situation there are 4 youtube links below. I speak in English for the flicker effect and there is a full comment In English in the noise link. :re the noise : re the stroboscopic effect re dangers from collapse, fires etc so close to public roads and houses. showing the total devastation of the environment
    Many many thanks for all your articles. They inspired us to continue with our quest to find justice, especially with the reports on the Bald Hills case in Australia.

  3. L J Jenkins says:

    It says:-

    “The 151 wind turbines power some 100,000 Norwegian homes in a country where 90 per cent of electricity is generated through wind and hydropower”.

    Come off it Norway!! You’re not GREEN . You make billions by selling NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS !! Besides you only have 5 million people in a huge country. Cannot be compared to UK with its 67 million
    Norway only PRETENDS TO BE “GREEN” !!
    PLUS hydropower is easy in a huge country with fast-flowing streams falling off high mountains and a small population. TELL THE TRUTH, NORWAY ……..YOUR HUGE MONEY EARNER IS NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS !!

  4. L J Jenkins says:

    Pure hypocrisy by Greta Thunberg !

  5. Jacqueline Rovensky says:

    Wouldn’t it have been better for her to have campaigned against them BEFORE they were installed – maybe she is beginning to understand all people and animals have rights and that destroying environments is not the way to go – you only hope she is growing up and looking further than her selfish wanton brow beating and seeing the world is for all and all need to be considered with the climate more complicated than her simplistic earlier considerations were.
    The natural and human world is full of contradictions so no one approach fits all, with turbines being a danger to every one and every environmental to some degree – with many being a far greater degree than ANY Government is willing to accept.

    • Liuba Balaska says:

      I agree fully. The problem is that governments together with investors are not interested in anything but profit regardless of the total devastation to the immediate environment, but also long term effects as the tons of concrete foundations underground supporting the WTs prevent replenishment of the underground aquifers with percolating rain. Even Natura designated areas are not protected from WF installation in Greece, let alone archaeological sites, sheep and goat grazing farmland or apiaries. The WF companies give free animal feed to the farmers to move their herds to enclosed areas.

  6. She should go to Epoo, Finland and learn from Prof. Michaux about the materials needed for the Greta Green Energy Reset.

  7. catweazle666 says:

    I stand with the reindeer!

  8. Infidel says:

    “The spirits that I summoned / I now cannot get rid of”

    – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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