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Greta Thunberg to US politicians: ‘Sorry, you’re not trying hard enough’

(BBC NEWS) September 18, 2019

Greta Thunberg has told US politicians that they’re not doing enough to combat climate change.

“I know you are trying, but just not hard enough. Sorry,” said the climate activist, who’s inspired young people across the world to protest against the impact of global warming.

She told the Senate climate task force in Washington DC to “save your praise”.

“Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it,” she said.

The 16-year-old was one of several young activists from around the world invited to address the task force during two days of action and speeches.

Their aim is to increase support among US lawmakers for the urgent action on climate change, which Greta and others are campaigning for.

Senator Ed Markey, who leads the climate team, ignored Greta’s advice not to praise her, describing her as a “superpower”.

“You put a spotlight on this issue in a way that it has never been before. And that is creating a new X factor,” he said.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49738225