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16-year-old eco-activist Greta Tunberg causes a polar reaction of social networks. Some respect her, others accuse her of hypocrisy

After an emotional speech at the UN, a wave of criticism fell on the girl - for her age, mental state and leftist propaganda.

Greta Tunberg at the UN Summit Photo AP

Greta Tunberg, who is called one of the most influential teenagers in the world, spoke at the UN General Assembly, dedicated to climate issues. However, a wave of hatred fell on her in social networks – the activist is not taken seriously and criticized for her age, facial expressions and views.

In 2018, a Swedish schoolgirl went on strike and stopped going to school on Fridays. She demanded that politicians implement the Paris climate agreement. Soon, teens from around the world joined the action “Friday for the Future.” Swedish politicians nominated Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize, and in August 2019 she crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a yacht to get to New York and speak at the UN summit.

On September 23, Thunberg accused world leaders of letting down the next generation. She emphasized that the existence of global warming was proved 30 years ago, but the General Assembly has not yet taken serious measures.

Speech to Thunberg at the UN: “I should not be here. I have to be at school across the ocean. But you are turning to us, youth, for hope. How dare you? You stole my dreams and childhood with the help of your empty words. And I’m still lucky. People are suffering. People die. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We faced the beginning of mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and tales of endless economic growth. How dare you?”

After the speech, Tunberg, along with 15 teenagers from 12 countries, filed a complaint with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, accusing Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey of violating human rights. They believe that these states have not done enough to combat climate change and thus have violated the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The teenagers asked the committee experts to recognize that climate change directly affects children’s rights, as well as oblige these countries to take the necessary measures.

After the summit, a gif in which the Thunberg menacingly looks at Donald Trump passing by has gained popularity in social networks. The president was at the meeting for only 15 minutes. Soon, the frame turned into a meme.
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Find someone to look at your worst enemy as Greta Tunberg looks at Trump

Donald Trump, who denies climate change and global warming, quickly reacted to the girl’s performance. He called Thunberg “a happy girl” who is striving for a “beautiful future.”

She looks like a very happy young girl, looking forward to a bright and beautiful future. 
Nice to see!

It comes to the point that activists use the diagnosis as an argument on national television. Conservative writer Michael Knowles, Fox News, called Tunberg “a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and the international community of leftists.” Soon the channel apologized for the commentator’s remark.

Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov also expressed concern about the activist’s mental state: “The main thing is that everything is normal with the girl, that she does not experience emotional overload, that the fragile child’s body can bear it all.” He is sure that “the girl just needs to be explained that many countries are doing a lot.” At the same time, the presidential spokesman agreed that “the question [about the environmental situation] is acute.”

Often the girl is accused of hypocrisy. Despite the fact that she became a vegan and refused to travel by plane, the activist uses the benefits of civilization, which means that she pollutes the environment in one way or another. Her trip from Europe to America on a yacht was criticized, as the crew still used air travel.

Sometimes the arguments of critics go to extremes. For example, the conservative political commentator Dines d’Souza compared the image of an activist with Nazi propaganda of the 1930s.

Children – especially Nordic white girls with pigtails and red cheeks – are often used in Nazi propaganda. 
Goebbels old reception! 
It seems that today’s progressive leftists are adopting ways from the early left of the 1930s

Many American politicians and celebrities sided with Thunberg, supporting the activist for courage and courage in the fight against climate change.

Congressman Adam Schiff: “The 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has more courage and moral clarity about climate change than the whole cabinet, full of world leaders. Science gives a clear answer. Her rage is explicable. If we don’t protect our planet right now, the consequences will be terrible. ”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: “Watch every second of this speech. Greta Tunberg is the embodiment of courage. Thank you for the truthful words to the authorities “
Actress Priyanka Chopra: “Thank you, Greta Tunberg, for giving us a face, for uniting your generation and for showing us what we should know and do in order to save the most important thing. 
In the end, we only have one planet. ”

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