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It's common knowledge that President Donald Trump and climate change activist Greta Thunberg aren't exactly the best of friends...And even though Thunberg is only seventeen, the president has never been afraid to taunt the youngster over her political views.
And especially when it came to Trump pulling the U.S out of the Paris Climate Agreement...Thunberg wasn't happy.
But now, after Joe Biden won the election last month, it has been confirmed that the U.S will be rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement...And the young activist has had some positive words for our country's future, in an all-new interview.
Now, Thunberg is usually known for something other than her brutal treatment of world leaders...Thanks to her relentlessly passionate activism, the Swedish environmentalist has skyrocketed to international fame.
But where did it all begin?Starting one day in August 2018, a then fifteen-year-old Thunberg decided to skip school to sit outside Sweden's Parliament in Stockholm with the simple sign, “Skolstrejk För Klimatet" - translating to “School Strike for Climate."
For 3 weeks, the teenager would sit in silent protest outside of Parliament alone...And vowed to not stop until her government had done something about the climate change crisis. And it didn't take long for her message to catch on.
Photos of the teen sitting in protest went viral on social media...And, suddenly, millions of people were inspired.
Within a year, her message had spread like wildfire...And millions of people all over the world had taken to the streets to fight against climate change.
It was a whirlwind year for the teenager.Thunberg attended numerous marches and protests all over the world and was even invited to the UN Climate Conference in New York, which she traveled to on a zero-emissions boat.
Her damning speech went viral...The activist blasted world leaders and politicians for their lack of action regarding climate change. "How dare you," she exclaimed. "I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?"
So, fast forward to 2020...Greta Thunberg has become somewhat of a household name.
She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year...
She has risen to unprecedented levels of fame...And her unwavering commitment to saving our planet continues to inspire people to live more sustainably every day.
And today, she is in the headlines once again.
Now, you will all be aware that it's been a very eventful few months here in the U.S.Joe Biden gained victory in the 2020 presidential elections last month and in January 2021, he will be the president of the United States.
The future is looking bright...And a lot of changes are going to be made very soon.
Of course, we all know that Thunberg didn't agree with Trump's policies on climate change...Especially when he made the decision to pull out of the vital Paris Climate Agreement.
But now that Biden will soon be taking over...Thunberg has spoken of her joy over the plans for the U.S to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
She's happy that the U.S is finally making progress."I am more than happy that the US will rejoin the Paris agreement; that is absolutely crucial,’ Thunberg told CNN, before explaining that more world leaders need to "start treating the climate crisis as a crisis."
It's more vital than ever to start making changes..."We need to communicate the situation where we are, we need to understand that we are facing an emergency," she added. "We need to change the social narrative around this, and of course as young people, we would really appreciate it if we stopped only talking about future, distant hypothetical goals, and targets, and start focusing on what we need to do now."
She then explained that setting future goals of net-zero carbon emissions will only pass on the responsibility of solving climate change to the younger generation, by which time it could be too late."We don’t want to solve these problems for you; we want you to take care of it right now because you are destroying our futures right now," she said.
You can watch her full interview here:
For more, read on to hear about Trump's plans to run as president in 2024...
While @GretaThunberg is "happy that the U.S. will rejoin the Paris agreement", she is calling for far greater clima… https://t.co/0AWQpsDlXc— Christiane Amanpour (@Christiane Amanpour)1607715484.0