The Simpsons predicted Greta Thunberg’s UN speech because of course they did

Darren Richman
Friday 27 September 2019 11:30
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A canny Twitter user has unearthed proof that The Simpsons predicted the rise of Greta Thunberg.

In the 2007 Simpsons feature film, still the only movie version of the long-running behemoth, Lisa (until recently the show’s moral compass) attempts to save Springfield from the dangers of environmental catastrophe.

In one key sequence, Lisa gives a speech to her classmates about what could happen to Springfield in 50 years unless something is done to avert the inevitable damage of climate change.

The clip is remarkably similar to the speech given by Thunberg this week. See for yourself:

Now a picture is doing the rounds of Lisa glaring at Trump, just like Thunberg. But although the glare is in an episode and Trump is in others, an indy100 investigation has found that this appears to have been doctored.

D'oh!

But still, fine work from whoever is responsible. And the similarities between the speeches really are uncanny.

Should we be worried? After all, this is far from the first thing The Simpsons has predicted. From the discovery of the Higgs boson equation to the Trump presidency and the horsemeat scandal, this is all starting to get a little creepy.

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