It's been long believed that 'The Simpsons' can predict the future. The animated comedy has done so on many occasions: Donald Trump's presidency, Toys R Us shutting down, and even Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance.
Even with these mind-boggling coincidences, 'The Simpsons' has never predicted an actual human being. Well, that is until 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg came into the picture.
According to UNILAD, people are convinced that the American sitcom predicted Thunberg's "strong-willed determination in the form of Lisa Simpson," the middle child and most intelligent of the fictional Simpson family.
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Just like Lisa, Thunberg is not afraid to talk about pressing issues even if adults don't agree with and even ridicule her. A particular episode—one where Lisa delivers an impassioned speech about how there will be "no Springfield 50 years in the future" because of climate change—is what pushed people to make the comparison between the two.
Lisa spoke about rising sea levels, carbon getting trapped in the "poisonous atmosphere," and the flooding in lowland areas in an episode broadcasted 10 years ago.
Thunberg has been helping raise awareness about climate change for over a year and has inspired the worldwide school strike for the climate. Her latest speech was heard earlier this week at the United Nations Climate Summit, where the young environmentalist stunned the world with her powerful statement addressed to the older generation.
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"This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you have come to us young people for hope. How dare you," she said, as quoted by UNILAD.
"People are suffering. People are dying and dying ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you."
Thunberg continued on, saying how the science "has been crystal clear" yet world leaders "continue to look away" and dare to say that they are "doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight."