In a Tweet, the former president shared a photo of his meeting with Thunberg, calling the Swedish climate activist “one of our planet’s greatest advocates.” Thunberg is in the US ahead of a global climate strike, which will see students march on September 20 to protest inaction on climate.
Just 16, @GretaThunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates. Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she’s unafraid to push for real action. She embodies our vision at the @ObamaFoundation: A future shaped by young leaders like her. pic.twitter.com/VgCPAaDp3C
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2019
Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry’
“Please save your praise. We don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.”
“If you want advice for what you should do, invite scientists, ask scientists for their expertise. We don’t want to be heard. We want the science to be heard.”
Greta speaks truth to power like no one else. If only everyone in power could be as brave and honest.
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