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Greta Thunberg Storms Out Of COP26 And Shouts At UN Climate Envoy For 'Greenwashing'

Anish Vij

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Greta Thunberg Storms Out Of COP26 And Shouts At UN Climate Envoy For 'Greenwashing'

Greta Thunberg stormed out of the COP26 event early and shouted 'this is greenwashing' as she left. Watch below:


She called out the panellists as she departed the room before arriving in Scotland on Sunday to attend the climate summit, as per Express.

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney said: "I was in the room two years ago in the General Assembly, along with presidents, prime ministers, dignitaries and business leaders.

"Greta Thunberg rightly blasted everyone, with words to the effect of you've stolen my dreams and my childhood."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The young activist quickly acquainted herself with the Glaswegian sense of humour a few days ago (1 Nov) as footage shows the 18-year-old 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!"

As you can probably tell, Thunberg isn't exactly convinced that politicians are doing enough to protect our planet.

Addressing the crowds gathered across the River Clyde from the COP26 venue, she said: "Change is not going to come from inside there - that is not leadership, this is leadership.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"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."

In September, Thunberg mocked Boris Johnson by quoting parts of his speeches on climate change and adding 'blah, blah, blah'.

The Prime Minister himself referenced the campaigner's remarks during his speech to the COP26 opening session on Monday 1 November.

He said: "I was there in Paris six years ago when we agreed to net zero and to try to restrain the rise in the temperature of the planet to 1.5C, and all those promises will be nothing but blah blah blah - to coin a phrase.

"And the anger and impatience of the world will be uncontainable unless we make this Cop26 in Glasgow the moment when we get real about climate change."

Speaking in Festival Park, she said: "This COP26 is so far just like the previous COPs and that has led us nowhere.

"They have led us nowhere.

"Inside COP they are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously. Pretending to take the present seriously of the people who are being affected already today by the climate crisis."

Featured Image Credit: Greenpeace

Topics: Greta Thunberg

Anish Vij
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