Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has hit out at Amy Coney Barrett, and she didn't hold back...
Thunberg came for Barrett today.
via: Getty ImagesThunberg wasn't happy with the comments the Supreme Court nominee made when quizzed by Kamala Harris.
She took to Twitter to mock Barrett...
via: Getty ImagesAnd what she had to say has solicited some very strong reactions.
Thunberg has become the face of the climate change movement.
via: GettyThanks to her relentlessly passionate activism, the seventeen-year-old Swedish environmentalist has skyrocketed to international fame.
But where did it all begin?
via: GettyStarting 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...
via: GettyAnd 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...
via: GettyAnd, suddenly, millions of people were inspired.
Within a year, her message had spread like wildfire...
via: GettyAnd 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.
via: GettyThunberg 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...
via: GettyThe 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?"
And, fast forward to 2020...
via: GettyGreta Thunberg has become somewhat of a household name.
She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year...
via: GettyAnd was declared as TIME's Person of the Year for 2019.
She has risen to unprecedented levels of fame...
via: GettyAnd 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.
During her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, Judge Barrett declined to say that climate change is real...
via: Getty ImagesInstead, calling it "a very contentious matter of public debate, and I will not do that, I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial," when questioned by Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
So, naturally, Thunberg had something to say about her comments.
via: Getty ImagesAnd she didn't hold back.
@GretaThunberg @Lilly68395401 OMG. Greta nailed it! Move over Barrett you are way out of your league here!— chris collins 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@chris collins 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊)1602769588.0
@GretaThunberg A 17 year old is smarter than a United States Supreme Court nominee and the vast majority of the Rep… https://t.co/Oa5r3oXQND— Kentucky’s Ark (@Kentucky’s Ark)1602770000.0
@GretaThunberg What a brilliant answer! The way these politicians and government officials swerve these… https://t.co/LMWIlaZbDi— SaveBioDiversity (@SaveBioDiversity)1602774951.0
@GretaThunberg How can someone who is a a Supreme Court Nominee be so I’ll informed about acts of humans causing cl… https://t.co/avp15vjYqo— Saurabh kalyani (@Saurabh kalyani)1602772676.0
@GretaThunberg the world is watching... rock on greta !!!— cc3062 (@cc3062)1602769366.0
@GretaThunberg Good point. Amy Coney Barrett is throwing dim curtains on all the relevant issues.— Tomas Hultgren (@Tomas Hultgren)1602775856.0
@GretaThunberg Greta - you simply are the best. How come you're so much smarter than most of our politicians? We ne… https://t.co/ibr3Xw3sgg— Chap Grubb (@Chap Grubb)1602769988.0
@GretaThunberg Perfect Greta. This has nothing to do with views, believes or religion. Fact is King.— Gunnar Fredriksson (@Gunnar Fredriksson)1602769561.0
@GretaThunberg I love it. Very funny and perceptive comment.— PyrrhicWarVictor (@PyrrhicWarVictor)1602777842.0
Here's what she had to say.
To be fair, I don't have any "views on climate change" either. Just like I don't have any "views" on gravity, the f… https://t.co/dJRqjhdVir— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg)1602769312.0