Jeremy Clarkson has hit out against Greta Thunberg's appearance at the global Glasgow climate summit.
The TV presenter described the Swedish activist as an 'annoying bucket of ego' for trying to offer advice on how to fix the planet.
World leaders, dignitaries and experts all flew to Scotland last week to talk about the best approach to tackling climate change and Greta held multiple protests outside COP26.
In his latest column for The Sunday Times, Clarkson said: "I simply don't get the Thunberg phenomenon.
"She has no knowledge of how the world works, no manners and no letters after her name because instead of going to school, she's been busy sailing round the world so she can be mardy and abusive to grown-ups.
"What she needs is a smacked bottom."
He agreed with Greta that the whole idea of COP26 was kind of pointless because he believes regular folk are already aware of what needs to be done to prevent or at least limit the impact of climate change.
At one point during the summit, Greta was seen at Festival Park in Govan chanting: "You can shove your climate crisis up your a**e, you can shove your climate crisis up your a**e!
"Change is not going to come from inside there - that is not leadership, this is leadership. We say no more blah blah blah, no more exploitation of people and nature and the planet.
"No more exploitation. No more blah blah blah. No more whatever the f**k they are doing inside there."
Clarkson admits this sentiment 'struck a chord' with him because he reckons 'the people outside knew what had to be done and could just get on and do it'.
But don't think for a second that the former Top Gear host is slowly warming to Greta Thunberg's activism.
He wrote: "Here's a tip, Greta: lecturing me on what needs to be done is pointless. It'd be like standing in my bedroom every morning ordering me to wear clothes. I know already.
"What you should be doing instead is cycling to countries where people are perhaps less well aware of what should be done. China for example.
"That I'd like to see. Greta standing outside Zhongnanhai with her parka and her Glastonbury backpack and her microphone, lecturing the leaders about their policies on coal and trees and so on."
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