Fracking has done more for the environment than Greta Thunberg ever has

MINOT, N.D. — Last week the Red River Valley Democratic Socialists organized a “climate strike” in Grand Forks and Fargo.

The former was sparsely attended; the latter attracted about 75 people.

The rallies were inspired by angry Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future events, described as a “global climate strike movement.”

The events featured the same dozens of activists who seemingly take to the streets every few weeks to wave their signs indignantly about something. These events were dutifully reported on as things that happened, but let’s be honest, socialist cranks saying hyperbolic things about some political topic is a dog-bites-man story.

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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