Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change met Former US President Barack Obama.
Obama who ushered a new age of climate consciousmess while in office was clearly delighted that the youngster was carrying the serious message of climate change to the next generation.
Thunberg who was hosted at the Obama Foundation offices. The 16-year-old founder of the “Fridays For Future” weekly school walkouts to demand government climate-change action acknowledged the support she received from New York and Washington DC during her campaigns there.
Address to Congress
Greta Thunberg also delivered a pointed message before a U.S. congressional hearing on Wednesday: “I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists.”
She submitted a 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at the hearing in lieu of testimony. It urged rapid, unprecedented changes to the way people live in order to keep temperatures from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) by 2030.
“People in general don’t seem to be aware of how severe the crisis” is, Thunberg said, urging lawmakers to “unite behind the science” and take action, pleading that people treat climate change “like the existential crisis it is.”
Meeting with Obama.
Thunberg shared that ‘No one is too small to have an impact to change the world, so just do everything you can. Be creative’.
Obama: Me and you are a team, right?
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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