Heard the latest? Koko the Signing Gorilla called mankind "stupid" with regard to climate change!
Which shows that... um...
Well, it's a standard propaganda trick, with a gorilla standing in for a small child.
If you keep a child, or a talking monkey, or whatever, in a propaganda bubble, sooner or later it'll "spontaneously" say something that's aligned with the propaganda. And if a child, or a simian, or a talking bird can see it, it must be The Truth! Preach it, Mr. Ed!
That a supposedly professional journalist writing for a supposedly major supposedly news syndicate proclaims this to be an important revelation that must be heeded... is really no surprise at all, considering.
Though I could easily believe that Koko has a better understanding of climate issues than the author of that piece. Big deal; so does the average brick.