Jeremy Clarkson Calls Greta Thunberg 'Mad And Dangerous' In Latest Rant
Jeremy Clarkson is at it again - he's publicly hit out at 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, calling her 'mad' and 'dangerous' before adding that she 'needs to go back to school and shut up'.
The 59-year-old presenter's latest rant occurred on TV during an interview on Australia's breakfast show Sunrise, where he took the opportunity to attack the teenage eco-warrior from Sweden.
The endless conspiracy theories and denial of facts.
The lies, hate and bullying of children who communicate and act on the science.
All because some adults - terrified of change - so desperately don't want to talk about the #ClimateCrisis
This is hope in disguise.
We're winning. pic.twitter.com/fFGlCXWVqy
- Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 4, 2019
During the interview, he said: "She's mad and she's dangerous and she's causing young children sleepless nights with her idiocy."
He went on to add: "I think she needs to go back to school and shut up."
The broadcaster has been an outspoken critic of global warming but recently had a change of heart while he was filming in southeast Asia.
He explained that he witnessed the impact of climate change, saying: "I don't think I've ever actually seen the effects of global warming. When you see those houses on stilts on the show - 40 to 50 feet - and the water is miles away.
"And then you think, 'The water's supposed to be up there this time of year and it's down there.' It's unbelievable."
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The comments come just days after Clarkson laid into the young activist, calling her an 'idiot'.
During an interview with The Independent, he was asked whether his views on Greta had changed following another rant in his column for The Sun.
He responded: "No. We're never going to agree. She thinks that Greta Thunberg is this deity put on Earth. She's Jesus, basically. Jesus-esque. Whereas I think she's a weird Swede with a bad temper. Nothing will be achieved by sailing across the ocean in a diesel-powered yacht, and then lying about the diesel engine."
The boat that Thunberg used was reliant on wind power, with a back-up engine for emergency situations. Seems reasonable.
He continued: "And did you see she went to Chile for the climate conference which was then moved to Madrid? I literally s*** myself laughing.
"She's an idiot because scientists will solve this, and nobody is going to solve it by running around and going on strike and not going to school, because then you're not in your science lessons, so she's a fool. I know you lot don't think she is, which is fine."
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