There is a lot of hostility towards Miss Thunberg. Or Saint Thunberg as some style her. The hostility is quite complex and perhaps cannot be pinned on a single reason. Some of the hostility is arguably just vocal scepticism but there are definitely hints of misogyny from some quarters. Perhaps her argument isn't helped by those irritating, hypocritical celebs who earn a living by being 'woke' and associate themselves with her. I like to think that she sees through this and merely uses them to promote her mission. Swerving off Miss Thunberg, I agree with @Fibonarchie that critical thinking and debate requires open minds and this is something lacking in society. All schools should promote rational debate as a part of the national curriculum. The Extinction Rebellion kid should be arguing the case for China exploiting fossil fuel energy and the atheist kid arguing the case for monotheistic religion.