Environmental superstar and one of the most lauded teenagers on planet Earth, Greta Thunberg, is known for fighting for what she believes in, no matter what criticism she might get.
Well, the 16-year-old climate change activist Greta from Sweden is making headlines once again, this time for showing that she’s got a great sense of humor and is able to turn other people’s criticism around and make it a strength. When the US President mocked her on Monday by sarcastically noting that she “seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” Greta took that quote and proudly put it in her Twitter bio.
After you’re done with this article, be sure to read Bored Panda’s previous posts about Greta, including our post about her speech at the UN, as well as how people made fools of themselves when they made fun of her for sailing on a zero-emissions yacht.
Greta Thunberg found a way to turn Donald Trump mocking her into a strength
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She took Trump’s sarcastic comment…
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…and put it in her Twitter bio
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Trump’s criticism of the well-known teenager, who is the face of the climate justice movement, occurred several hours after her speech at the United Nations on Monday. There, Greta strongly criticized the world’s most powerful leaders for not doing enough to fight climate change, save the world and ensure a bright tomorrow for future generations.
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Greta’s expression says it all, doesn’t it?
The teenager criticized world leaders
“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,” Greta lambasted politicians. “Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
You can watch Greta’s speech at the UN right here
Greta’s speech at the UN was well-received by many who believed it conveyed the urgency of global warming, however, some people accused her of pretending to be outraged for better effect. The teenager’s critics previously called her a ‘guru of the Apocalypse,’ while others rose to defend her, highlighting the fact that her goals are what’s best for the world. The girl sailed to the UN summit across the Atlantic Ocean on a 60-foot (18-meter) long environmentally-friendly yacht, the Malizia II, with three other people, including her father Svente.
Bored Panda talked to a representative of the ‘Fridays for Future’ global movement to get some context about the fight against climate change.
The ‘Fridays for Future’ team described itself as “a people’s movement, following the call from Greta Thunberg to school strike.” The movement has a single goal: to recognize the climate emergency currently underway and to create “a safe pathway” to keep the average global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels.
The representative from ‘Fridays for Future’ also had this to say: “School children are required to attend school. But with the worsening climate destruction, this goal of going to school begins to be pointless.”
“Why study for a future, which may not be there? Why spend a lot of effort to become educated, when our governments are not listening to the educated?” the representative asked.
Dear Pandas, what do you think of Greta’s comeback to Trump’s criticism? What do you think of Greta’s speech at the UN? What are your thoughts about climate change? Share your thoughts with us.
Here’s how people reacted to Greta’s move
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