Greta Thunberg Tweets About Coronavirus and Trolls Tell Her They 'Hope She Catches It and Dies' | 22 Words

After sending out a Twitter thread about the coronavirus crisis, teenage activist, Greta Thunberg has found herself being relentlessly attacked by internet trolls, with some saying the most disgusting things.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see what these awful people said to the teenager...

Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate change movement.

The Swedish seventeen-year-old has been responsible for the global school strike movement, which began with weekly Friday school strikes to protest for climate change action.

Just over a year ago, she was relatively unknown.

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Greta would regularly sit on her own outside Swedish parliament, first staging a "School Strike for Climate" in August last year. In the weeks leading up to the country’s general election, Thunberg sat on the steps outside of the parliament building in Stockholm, holding up the now-iconic sign that read “Skolstrejk För Klimatet" — translating to “school strike for climate."

The teen sat outside the building during school hours for 3 weeks.

Her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement. By sacrificing her education to protest for action, Thunberg began to conjure up attention and gain traction online.

Her unwavering commitment to the environment has woken the rest of the world.

While a little over a year ago, the name "Greta Thunberg" was relatively unknown, now it is the first name that springs to mind when you think of the climate change movement.

Thunberg is known for delivering blistering, matter-of-fact speeches about the urgency of what she calls the "climate crisis."

If we fast-forward to today, Thunberg continues to hold governments accountable during her powerful talks, which have seen her nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and placed in TIME's top one-hundred influential people in the world list.

Her message is clear: we need to act now.

Having whipped up a gigantic global youth movement, climate change is finally getting the attention it deserves, but Thunberg still believes that governments are the ones who still aren't listening. According to the United Nations, humanity has under twelve years to prevent a climate change crisis. A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the end of 2018 called for immediate “unprecedented changes" to all aspects of society.

If we do not act, the future, if there is one at all, will be very bleak.

Rising global temperatures pose a high risk of social and environmental disasters, including floods, drought, wildfires, and food shortages for millions of people across our planet.

Thunberg has gone to great lengths to fight her cause.

In July last year, the teen ditched environmentally damaging air travel and sailed across the Atlantic to attend the U.N. climate summits in the U.S. and Chile.

Little by little, her trailblazing activism seems to be sinking in.

According to Live Kindly, earlier this year, Mohammed Barkindo — the secretary-general of OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) — acknowledged public opinion surrounding the climate crisis as a threat to the oil industry.

And her youth school strike movement is growing on a mass scale.

On September 20, 2019,  millions around the world, from London to New York, Sydney to Colombia, ditched the classroom to peacefully protest for climate action in what Thunberg dubs "Fridays for Future."

She's also backed by a whole host of famous faces.

Including the likes of Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It's been a busy year for the teen.

Thunberg was even listed as 1 of 4 winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, which is widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," as well as honored as TIME's Person of the Year. 

But, Thunberg's movement has still been met with waves of criticism.

Her activism has seen her labeled as "melodramatic" amongst other things, as well as others saying that she is being used as a political shield. Though her critics don't seem to have stopped her.

Trolls will criticize the teen for literally anything.

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For a prime example... During a recent rally at College Green, the Swedish activist was accused of damaging a "healthy" patch of grass because, after her rally, it became muddy.

Yep. Muddy.

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Well, what else do you expect when hundreds of people gather in the rain? Nonetheless, the locals were left enraged after seeing the "consequences" of the rally.

One person on Facebook said this:

"Oh the irony, hundreds of people turning up to talk about our planet dying to end up destroying a green area." While another on Twitter said: "Call themselves green campaigners and then create this mess without a thought for the feelings of others. Most of them probably came from outside of Bristol so don't care a hoot."

It seems that Greta simply can't win.

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But the latest outrage against the teen is even worse.

Greta recently weighed in on the coronavirus crisis...

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And some people's responses to her message were completely and utterly disgusting.

The activist tweeted about the outbreak of the deadly virus...

Where she told her followers that "we can’t solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis and we must unite behind experts and science."

In a lengthy thread, she urged people to listen to the experts.

And encouraged her followers to find "new ways to create public awareness & advocate for change that doesn't involve big crowds."

Yet, while many Twitter users thanked Greta for her message...

Others were not so kind to the teen.

The trolls and climate change-deniers were quick to come out in full force...

And criticize for Greta for "not knowing" anything about the crisis. Oh, and to remind her that climate change doesn't exist, of course.

But some people over-stepped the line...

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By saying they hope that Greta catches the virus and dies as a result.

Threatening a child is clearly Twitter's latest trend...

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As various users took to the platform to inform the seventeen-year-old that they wanted her to catch the virus.

Though not everyone can see eye-to-eye with Greta's message and politics...

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There is simply no excuse to violently troll her in such a way - Some people need to seriously take a good, hard look at themselves. For more on the coronavirus crisis, keep scrolling to read about the latest celebrity to contract the virus...