Greta Thunberg, the young environmental activist, said in a radio interview with the BBC that talking about global warming with President Donald Trump at the UN Climate Summit would have been a "waste of time," since he would not have paid attention to it.
The Swedish activist answered the question of whether she would have talked with Trump at the last Climate Summit in Madrid 2019. “Honestly, I don't think I would have said anything because she is obviously not listening to scientists or experts, so why would he listen to me? ”Greta said.
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“He doesn't listen to scientists. So I probably wouldn't have said anything, I would have wasted my time. ”
Donald Trump and global warming
Donald Trump has questioned the studies that warn about climate change and will withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement that seeks to curb global warming. It should be noted that the United States is responsible for 13% of global emissions, the second largest emitter in the world after China.
Trump said on Twitter that the Swedish teenager should work to overcome her anger problems.
This month the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said that Greta Thunberg was a "brat." She condemned violence against indigenous people who were killed in the Amazon.
The 16-year-old environmentalist said she found the personal attacks against her funny and said she hoped to return to her normal life.
"Those attacks are funny because they obviously mean nothing." "I mean, of course they mean something: they are scared of young people who demand changes that they don't want to make, but they simply prove that we are actually doing something and that they see us as a threat," Greta said in response to the attacks. received
’Fridays for Future’. Photo: AFP.
The power of youth
Greta Thunberg got worldwide attention when he started a campaign at age 15 in which he stopped going to school every Friday to protest outside the Swedish Parliament. These demonstrations inspired millions of young people to demand more effective actions against climate change.
Currently, Youth for Climate (Fridays for Future in English), is a growing international student movement that is manifesting itself to demand action against global warming and climate change.