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Greta Thunberg Calls Out Climate Change Deniers in French Parliament

"There is no middle ground when it comes to the climate and ecological emergency." Climate activist Greta Thunberg has a strong message to politicians who treat climate science as fiction. 🌎

"Guru of the Apocalypse"

Ahead of her speech to a group of MPs, conservative and far-right lawmakers hurled insults and said they would shun the 16-year-old, who has inspired a global network of young climate protesters. Invited by a cross-party group of politicians, Thunberg and several other children spoke to a French parliamentary committee meeting and later watched from the public gallery as parliament voted on a controversial EU-Canada trade agreement. “It’s almost like you don’t even know these numbers exist. As if you haven’t even read the latest IPCC report, on which much of the future of our civilization is depending,” Thunberg speaks out.

Two leading MPs for the conservative Les Republicans party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy had called Thunberg a “guru of the apocalypse”, “Nobel prize of fear” and other insults. One of them called on fellow MPs to boycott her speech. Recent months have seen millions of young people worldwide walk out of school on Fridays to back Thunberg’s demands for urgent action from governments to curb carbon emissions. Thunberg began a climate protest outside the Swedish parliament last August. The Fridays for Future school strike movement has since spread to more than 100 countries. A European MP for the far-right Rassemblement National said it was wrong to bring in “the Joan of Arc of climate change” while parliament is voting on the EU-Canada trade deal”.

Green activists have criticized the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) saying it undermines the European Union’s social and ecological regulations by importing products made under conditions that would not be allowed in Europe. Parliament approved the CETA agreement with a relatively small majority of 266 to 213 votes, with 69 MPS of President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance either abstaining or voting against it. The alliance has a total of 349 seats in the 577-seat parliament.

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07/23/2019 9:24 PMupdated: 07/23/2019 9:29 PM
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37 comments

  • James D.
    07/23/2019 21:08

    Puppet controlled by her rich parent's

  • Carlos A.
    07/23/2019 21:11

    the asperger's girl again? So boring

  • Tony W.
    07/23/2019 21:15

    utter bull chit

  • Frank M.
    07/23/2019 21:18

    Sadly...most in the world...including a majority of politicians have zero understanding of our environment...and then there are those who responded like 3rd graders...don’t care until they cannot breathe....morons just like trump

  • Natacha G.
    07/23/2019 21:18

    Va à l'école

  • Brut
    07/23/2019 21:18

    When an action hero recognizes a climate hero. 👏 Listen to what Arnold Schwarzenegger said about 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg.0

  • Cavidan C.
    07/23/2019 21:53

    gesticulation is repulsive

  • Kayla D.
    07/23/2019 22:09

    Page 392

  • Kayla D.
    07/23/2019 22:09

    394 my bad

  • Marleena H.
    07/23/2019 22:17

    Who of you Englishspeakers can speak foreign linga at the age of 16 fluently and about the very serious matters? Or even now as an adult? She speaks the facts and noone can deny her words! But, of course, you can ignore and pretend not to believe the truth about the situation😉🤣 I should not care, because I am already 50+ and have never made children😍👍. But I am crying for this beatyful Mother Earth's sake😢😪 P. S. English is my third linga, I hope anyway, you all understand what I mean here😉😊

  • Charlotte E.
    07/23/2019 23:38

    What is wrong with people? most negative comments below make me sick.

  • Shi D.
    07/23/2019 23:50

    She is amazing but please just search and see who is her parents in Sweden and ask why she got so much publicity

  • Wahyu H.
    07/24/2019 01:05

    keep on stinging the stinky!

  • Jimmy H.
    07/24/2019 01:09

    Science fiction becomes science fact.

  • Nicholas S.
    07/24/2019 02:19

    The atmosphere and its albedo reflect away 30% of the incoming solar energy making the earth cooler. Remove the atmosphere and the earth gets hotter. Radiative GreenHouse Effect theory claims exactly the opposite. That the earth without an atmosphere would be similar to the moon, blazing hot lit side, deep cold dark, is not just intuitively obvious, but that scenario is supported by UCLA Diviner lunar mission data and studies by Nikolov and Kramm (U of AK). This actual and indisputable fact negates, refutes, guts and tosses RGHE theory straight onto the long established rubbish heap of failed scientific theories together with Vulcan, phlogiston, Martian canals, luminiferous aether, spontaneous generation, tabula rasa, phrenology and cold fusion. No RGHE, no CO2 warming, no man caused climate change or global warming. Since the earth is actually hotter without an atmosphere, radiative greenhouse effect goes straight into the historical trash bin of failed theories and all the handwavium, pseudo-science, thermodynamic nonsense pretending to explain it follows close behind. Nick Schroeder, BSME CU ’78, CO PE 22774

  • Ricardo R.
    07/24/2019 04:01

    ❤️

  • Jeny H.
    07/24/2019 05:25

    Dany can't understand this numbers this kid are way beyond SMARTER as well as DEPLORABLES..CAN NOT UNDERSTAND EITHER THIS KIDS NUMBER

  • Mary A.
    07/24/2019 06:19

    Strong Powered Save our Planet

  • Samus R.
    07/24/2019 10:34

    Yet she has no opinion on CETA, which was voted that very afternoon. Makes sense.

  • Nehcul S.
    07/24/2019 11:40

    Nobody cares until their house get flooded, catches fire , get swallowed up by sinking land , drought , harsher weather... OK I'm done it's official humans are idiots...😒✌🏾