Teen activist Greta Thunberg delivered a talking-to to members of Congress Tuesday during a meeting of the Senate Climate Change Task Force after politicians praised her and other youth activists for their efforts and asked their advice on how to fight climate change.
"Please save your praise, we don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it. It doesn’t lead to anything."
Today I and other young activists visited US Congress… Tomorrow we return to give speeches.https://t.co/ehLGEkHg3J
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 17, 2019
“Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it,” Thunberg told the assembled senators. “We don’t want to be invited to these kinds of meetings because, honestly, they don’t lead to anything…I know you are trying but just not hard enough. Sorry.”
Thunberg also visited with President Barack Obama this week, and a video released by the Obama Foundation shows the two fist-bumping.
Our future will be shaped by the next generation—and @GretaThunberg isn't waiting to get started. At 16, Greta is a leading voice in the fight to save our planet. Yesterday, she sat down with @BarackObama for a conversation about how no one is too young to change the world. pic.twitter.com/7qnIXyUY8P
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) September 17, 2019
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