Simpsons Fans Claim That The Show Predicted Greta Thunberg's Speech

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Many fans of the animated show The Simpsons have drawn parallels between Lisa Simpson and Greta Thunberg, & claimed that the show predicted Thunberg's UN speech

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Fans of the animated show, The Simpsons, have recently drawn parallels between Homer's daughter Lisa Simpson and Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. Lisa Simpson also spoke on climate change in an episode dating back to 2009, and her speech is eerily similar to Thunberg's own UN speech. Many fans have claimed that the show predicted Greta Thunberg's UN speech and climate activism.

A thought-provoking concern

One of the most thought-provoking concerns in today's time is the topic of environmental disasters and climate change. At the frontline is a teenage activist, Greta Thunberg, who has become one of the youngest environmental activists, fighting to save planet earth.

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Greta recently gave a powerful speech pertaining to disastrous climatic conditions at the United Nations Climate Action Summit She berated world leaders on how they were failing to save the world against disastrous climatic conditions. The speech has led to a comparison between the real and reel world.

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An eerie similarity

In an episode titled The Good, the sad and the Drugly, Lisa Simpson talked about their town, Springfield, would cease to exist in the year 2050 due to deadly consequences of environmental change. Lisa further stated that with the issue of global warming, sea levels would rise to dangerous levels while leaving the once green earth as a barren land devoid of any kind of fertility. 

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This led to a further comparison to what Greta spoke about at the summit as she talked about how the present conditions are resulting in people suffering, dying and ecosystems collapsing at an unprecedented level. 

In addition to this, a few people compared the similarity by posting a picture of a newspaper shown in the episode that read Pushy kid nags town as Greta Thunberg was also laughed at when she berated the world leaders at the Climate Summit. 

Numerous tweets poured in, talking about the similarity between Greta and the fictional character.

One user posted a tweet that talked about how she respected the fact that a prediction has come true.

Another user tweeted that The Simpsons already predicted what was about to come. 


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(With inputs from agencies)

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