Greta Thunberg: a girl saving the world
Thunberg mocks world leaders: "Net zero, blah, blah, blah. Climate neutral, blah, blah, blah."
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LIFESTYLE Climate change
Young activist Greta Thunberg has risen to fame in a short amount of time, with a distinct perspective and message for the world: let's save our planet. Greta has drawn support from her home country of Sweden, in addition to other countries around the world. However, she's also made some enemies, with political and corporate critics too.
Most recently she took aim at world leaders' words during the Youth4Climate summit in Milan on September 28. Thunberg mocked the leaders by repeating their commonly used expressions on the climate crisis, and criticizing them as empty words and unfulfilled promises. She reduced leaders' words like US President Joe Biden's "green jobs," UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "green economy," and French President Emmanuel Macron's use of the phrase "there is no Planet B" to a mere but hilariously simple, "blah, blah, blah."
"Net zero, blah, blah, blah. Climate neutral, blah, blah, blah. This is all we hear from our so-called leaders—words, words that sound great but so far, has led to no action or hopes and dreams. Empty words and promises," she said. "We can no longer let the people in power decide what hope is. Hope is not passive. Hope is not blah blah blah. Hope is telling the truth. Hope is taking action," Thunberg concluded. Her speech went viral and presented a strong representation of the frustration young people have with their leaders.
Clearly, she's a force to be reckoned with. From her early beginnings to world domination, click through to learn more about the young superhero, Greta Thunberg.
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