What Pushes Adults to Bully Children and Deny Science?

Research on how a threat to the status quo shapes belief & behaviour.

Grant H Brenner MD DFAPA
7 min readSep 26, 2019

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To the shame of adults on the planet, it takes children to step up and demand action. Greta Thunberg has quickly become a lightning rod for climate change activism, and her young voice reverberates throughout our global consciousness. Her impassioned pleas and unvarnished condemnation are, for many, seen as long overdue and just what the doctor ordered. For many, she is a hero. For others, an object of scorn and humiliation.

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Grant H Brenner MD DFAPA

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Entrepreneur, Writer, Speaker, Disaster Responder, Advocate, Photographer