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Greta Thunberg Responds To Her Haters Asking Why People Mock Teenagers For Promoting Science

Greta Thunberg Responds To Her Haters Asking Why People Mock Teenagers For Promoting Science

This week has all been about Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who made a damning speech to the UN Climate Summit in New York City.

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The teenage climate activist blamed world leaders for their inaction and effectively robbing her of her childhood.

By putting herself on the world's stage, she's been mocked, criticised, praised and celebrated from people all over the planet. She's been called everything under the sun and yet she continues to try and send a message that actions need to be taken now to prevent issues in the future.

But Greta has sent another message, this time to her hates, asking why they're coming for her when she's just trying to help the world.

Writing on Twitter, the teenager said: "As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever - going after me, my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory.

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"It seems they will cross every possible line to avert the focus, since they are so desperate not to talk about the climate and ecological crisis. Being different is not an illness and the current, best available science is not opinions - it's facts.

"I honestly don't understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead. I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us.

"But don't waste your time giving them any more attention. The world is waking up. Change is coming wether they like it or not. See you in the streets this Friday!"

She's posted a photo of her on her now iconic sailboat, which she uses to traverse across the world because she believes planes emit too many greenhouse gases.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Greta will no doubt be pretty pleased at her week, especially considering she's just won herself an 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for her work in rallying the world to tackle climate change, having scooped herself more than $146,000 in the process.

The teenage activist was listed today as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, which is widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Along with Thunberg, other winners announced toady were Aminatou Haidar (Western Sahara), Guo Jianmei (China) and Davi Kopenawa/Hutukara Yanomami Association (Brazil).

Each of the winners have been honoured for different reasons, but 16-year-old Thunberg is being recognised for 'inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts'.

To help pressure the Australian government into addressing the impacts of climate change, click here.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: climate change, News, Citizen Reef

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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