Time Magazine’s named the small young woman with the loudest voice on the environment as the Person of the Year for 2019. Donald Trump was jealous. He had campaigned hard for that honor. Greta Thunberg has become a world-class hero. In fact, her activism lifted her from the depths of her depression. After returning home to Sweden, she made remarks on her trip to the U.S.
Monday, she was asked about the issue of speaking with Donald Trump during the United Nations summit on global warming. She cut to the chase noting that it would have been “a waste of time,” because he would not have taken in the enormity of saving the world from self-destruction,” Reuters reported.
Thunberg gave BBC radio’s Today program an interview. When asked about the personal attacks upon her, she said she thought they were funny. All she ever wanted was just to return to a normal life. She will be 17 on January 3rd.
A video of the Swedish activist handing Trump a “death stare” as he walked by during the United Nations’ (U.N.) summit last September surfaced. In stark contrast, POTUS did not even know whether he believed in climate science. In fact, he was in the process of removing America from the 2015 Paris Agreement on global warming.
When reporters asked what she would have discussed with POTUS, the teen said:
‘Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me? So I probably wouldn’t have said anything, I wouldn’t have wasted my time.’
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for some reason called Thunberg “a brat.” The U.S. president tweeted about her, saying she needed to work “on her anger management problem.” In other words, he was projecting.
‘Those attacks are just funny because they obviously don’t mean anything. I guess of course it means something – they are terrified of young people bringing change which they don’t want – but that is just proof that we are actually doing something and that they see us as some kind of threat.’
The teen entered the world stage as she started a grassroots campaign when she was just 15. At that point, she was skipping school on Fridays to stand with others before the Swedish parliament in protest. She and the others i”inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change.”
The young woman also talked with BBC’s longtime British broadcaster David Attenborough, 93. The two were discussing how his documentaries had been an inspiration to Thunberg. He said:
‘You have aroused the world. [You have done] that [which] many of us who have been working on the issue for 20 years have failed to do.’
Svante Thunberg her father also appeared on BBC. He noted that his daughter had managed “the fake news, all the things that people try to fabricate about her, the hate that that generates” as she walked in the “global media limelight:”
‘Quite frankly, I don’t know how she does it, but she laughs most of the time. She finds it hilarious.’
The young activist returned to the Swedish parliament following four months of traveling overseas. She had gone to a climate conference in both New York, then in Madrid. She said:
‘I hope I won’t have to sit outside the Swedish parliament for long. I hope I don’t have to be a climate activist any more. I just want to be just as everyone else. I want to educate myself and be just like a normal teenager.’
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.
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