A few Friday Thatcherisms

Like her or not, agree with her or not Margaret Thatcher was one #strongwoman ahead off her time


On Climate Change

Margaret Thatcher, raised awareness of climate change publicly nearly 2 decades before Al Gore – she called vociferously for an international scientific body to investigate the issue  In 1988 she said

“…the danger of global warming is as yet unseen but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices, so that we do not live at the expense of future generations.”

On November 8th 1989, Thatcher addressed the UN saying:

“It is no good squabbling over who is responsible or who should pay. Whole areas of our planet could be subject to drought and starvation if the pattern of rains and monsoons were to change as a result of the destruction of forests and the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The environmental challenge which confronts the whole world demands an equivalent response from the whole world. Every country will be affected and no one can opt out.”

Margaret thatcher

My thoughts on Climate Change is summed up by this cartoon. Too much time and energy has been wasted on the debate lets just do the right thing and work together for the sake of the planet  


Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

One thought on “A few Friday Thatcherisms”

  1. I’m with you, Lynne. I was ambivalent towards Margaret Thatcher’s politics but the way some have ‘celebrated’ her death is abhorrent.

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