Huge Climatic Crowd Exaggeration! Claimed Size Of 500,000 Was 97% Lie… Only 15,000 In Madrid, Spanish Police Say

Grand media deception

So typical of climate science. Everything in and around it gets wildly exaggerated in order to feed media consumption and deceive the public. Reports are emerging that the “500,000 people” crowd awaiting Greta in Madrid was in fact as low as 15,000, according to Spanish federal police.

That would make the 500,000 claimed figure a 3000% exaggeration!

Ms. Thunberg, media, claim crowd in photo was 500,000 people. But Spanish federal police say the crowd was closer to 15,000. Image: Greta Thunberg.


Greta demonstration in Madrid: Crowd number – 97% is exaggeration?

By A. R. Göhring
(German text translated/edited/supplemented by P Gosselin)

After Greta Thunberg’s arrival in Madrid, there was an “unprecedented demonstration” for climate protection in the Spanish capital, supposedly involving 500,000 participants.

But the federal police say there were about 15,000 (!) demonstrators.

At German news outlets, people could read that Greta Thunberg at first had to interrupt participating at the demonstration in Madrid – because of so many people and security could not be guaranteed. Later she stood on a stage with famous Hollywood actor Javier Bardem and gave a speech.

There were, as usual, no scientific facts to be found, but a lot of feeling, self-righteousness and general demands to an ominous elite, who officially stand behind Thunberg’s FFF.

The leaders are betraying us. Enough is enough. Change comes whether you like it or not. We want to see action.” [translated from the German]

Bardem seconded: “We only have ten years to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.” He also hit the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martinez-Almeida, and President Donald Trump for their “stupid” measures against climate change.

Sources revealing much smaller numbers

The Spanish media, but also the Austrian ORF, are now discussing falsified numbers of participants. The mass media had spoken of 500,000 demonstrators. That would mean that Greta caused one of the largest climate protection demonstrations on the planet in Spain.

Largely empty seats in Katowice in 2018

Those who remember the coverage of the world climate conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland, know that Thunberg’s “breakthrough”, an emotional and panic-stricken speech in front of a “large” audience, had already been manipulated. In fact, the 15-year-old Swede spoke in front of largely empty rows of chairs, which was not visible in the media due to the skillful selection of photographic and film perspectives.

Police figure: only 15,000

Therefore the brash falsification of the numbers is not surprising. The organizers of the demonstration spoke of half a million participants, but the large newspaper El País spoke of 25,000 to 35,000, and the Spanish federal police of only about 15,000 people with the help of helicopter images.

Excerpt screen shot from El Pais.

Experience has shown that the police always give quite low numbers of demonstrators, but the unusual use of aerial photographs makes this figure seem convincing.

If one calculates the real number percentage of the FFF fantasy figure, then you come up with three percent. 97% of the claimed figure is presumably a lie. Demonstration organizers like to give slightly higher figures, but 30 times above reality is already extraordinary, especially in a globally important political PR campaign filmed by numerous cameras.

The knowledgeable climate sceptic is also quite familiar with the 97% figure – with respect to ex-President Barack Obama and climate psychologist John Cook. One sees how huge and audacious exaggerations / counterfeits are part of the climatic profiteering business. Isn’t that risky? Wouldn’t it be better to manipulate more cautiously so that there’s less to be accused of?

Obviously, those who don’t panic enough achieve less. Moreover, even critical citizens often would not imagine that someone would publicly falsify in such a brazen manner.

15 responses to “Huge Climatic Crowd Exaggeration! Claimed Size Of 500,000 Was 9715 Lie… Only 15,000 In Madrid, Spanish Police Say”

  1. Fer

    In the photo, we can admire the lights on, the people with sneakers or synthetic jackets to warm their bodies … I admire energy, a lot of energy, I admire oil by-products, I can admire much more oil and fewer people …

  2. Adam Gallon

    Which’ll be about 14,000 more, than she’ll attract on a cold, wet & windy evening in Glasgow, when Carry on Partying 26 hits town next year! Might enlarge the crowd, by offering free bottles of Bucky?

  3. John F. Hultquist

    And then they wonder why realists don’t trust them.

  4. Yonason


    “Thunberg and her team claimed it was a carbon neutral trip.

    But they lied. The ship likely used two engines to travel east at this time of year and burned up more fuel than a flight from New York to Spain.”


    1. Adam Gallon

      Add in flying the Skipper from the UK.
      Then add flying in the entire crew, to bring the first yacht she crossed the Atlantic in, back to the UK.
      Any bets that the current boat will have somebody flying out to skipper it to wherever its freeloading owners sail off to next?

      1. Yonason

        Hah!! Thanks. That’s just so over the top that if she can’t see how hypocritical it is, she’s got no decent future ahead of her.

        She just a two-faced little creep.
        Pandering to her base, then pretending she’s sorry she offended anyone else.

        I was feeling sorry for her, but the more she acts out, the less chance I think there is of her ever realizing she’s just not learning how to be a good person. (to put it mildly)

        If jackals are who she chooses for company now, they’ll be her company for life.

  5. Tom Anderson

    The more unmoored the narrative, and the more remote from the truth it is, the larger it seems to get. Here we all are again, living with the totalitarians’ BIG LIE. How many, I wonder, believe this stuff? And what is in it for the media puppets — peer approval or payoffs? Is it just fear of losing a job for shaking your head in disbelief?

  6. drumphish

    Those aren’t supporters, those are the Whos from Whoville protesting Greta the Grinch’s choice as Time’s person of the year.

    Strike that, her parents are the Grinches, their hearts are three sizes too small.

    Greta is the bozo on the bus.

    Poor thing being used and abused like that. How dare they.

    The temperature this morning is -16 degrees F with a daytime high of minus one. It is definitely cold. The weather almanac has last year on this date at 48 degrees F, the record high for this date was set in 1998 at 55 degrees.

    You have to pay attention to the weather conditions, it is for your own good.

    1. Yonason

      They claim that Gretta is has Aspergers. I don’t believe it. Doing new things that require interaction with hundreds of total strangers isn’t an ASPE thing.

      No, she’s more of a sociopath, if you ask me.

      Protesting what will get her them most attention and goodies, but neglecting to mention what is most important to fix.

  7. dennisambler

    The NOAA website officially claims the 97% of scientists figure. They should have had their wings clipped like the EPA.

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