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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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102 comments

  • Richard F.
    02/26/2020 21:10

    No climate issue at all. Garbage science. Greta is citing nonsense to create alarm about an imaginary problem. She's pretending to be more bold and have more integrity than older generations and so she is rightfully mocked as she should be. The global climate hoax is a terrible distraction from real problems like pestilence and nuclear war. Those are two very real problems that are immeasurably more dangerous than fantasy climate change.

  • Azzah E.
    01/18/2020 11:16

    Yet she doesnt mind using disposables whenever convenient for her. Zip it kiddo

  • Jeff H.
    08/02/2019 08:38

    Brainwashed

  • Erin H.
    08/02/2019 06:06

    get in the mood for next week

  • Emma R.
    07/30/2019 21:39

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Matthew B.
    07/28/2019 15:04

    Cus it's all b.s. if sea levels were going to rise 10 ft you would not be able to get a 30 year mortgage anywhere on the coast and I don't see that as an issue now anywhere in the world

  • Venkata K.
    07/28/2019 04:16

    Good to see a high school teen fighting for climate change

  • Jeanette L.
    07/27/2019 09:51

    Rädda gammelskogarna också, de binder koldioxid i rötterna, vad händer när dessa träd huggs ner? Släpps all koldioxid ut igen som finns i rötterna sedan några hundra år?

  • Santiago M.
    07/27/2019 03:41

    Ignorant clown Donald Trump doesn't believe in that, only in making money for big corporations

  • Richard P.
    07/27/2019 01:59

    the problem with kids is they will beleive anything and the climate alarmist will say anything to get the money and power they want..

  • Daniel B.
    07/26/2019 21:33

    I’ve said it before... This girl will be remembered by future generations as the girl we should have listened to. We are not doing enough and I doubt we ever will. Why? Money. There is too much too spend and too much to lose. We need to cease all commercial flights and switch to a plant based diet. We need to stop manufacturing all unnecessary plastics. We need to switch from fossil fuels to renewables. We need to do these things now. No. We needed to do these things 20 years ago. We won’t.

  • Shara D.
    07/26/2019 20:55

    Amazing

  • Björn W.
    07/26/2019 20:16

    The thing is, no matter If she is wrong or right, do anyone think we can use the environment as ditch with no consequences?

  • Chần D.
    07/26/2019 20:06

    Great doctrine and propaganda!

  • Annika A.
    07/26/2019 16:52

    Greta är klokare än alla politiker tillsammans!❤️

  • Lennart N.
    07/26/2019 16:48

    Greta! 👍👍🥰🥰

  • Riitta E.
    07/26/2019 10:35

    Great speech 💚

  • Glen J.
    07/25/2019 21:19

    Stop exploiting this mentally ill child. Disgusting

  • Luke M.
    07/25/2019 20:30

    Patsy!

  • Eva M.
    07/25/2019 17:50

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️