See my response to PG. Degrees are handed out more carelessly but that doesn't make receiving an education less pertinent.I think you've contradicted yourself a little- you say she has no "meaningful education", but if degrees are handed out as carelessly as you say they are then how would she obtain one anyway?
In any case if what you say is true then the plaudits she's received seem reasonable enough, given the 1.4 million protesters were students and therefore incapable of understanding climate change (yet still inspired to protest against it).
Gotta say, you raise a good point re: why has science failed to convince. I guess you'll need to ask skeptics like Tony Abbot that one.
1.4M students protesting? My word! I guess the ones who do value their education went to school instead.
What's Tony Abbott got to do with it?