European Union attack on Greta Thunberg


This 19 September 2019 video says about itself:

There is a natural solution to the climate breakdown: protecting forests. Climate activist Greta Thunberg and writer and climate activist George Monbiot explain.

The movement against climate change in general and Greta Thunberg in particular have been attacked by, eg, the Trump administration in the USA, the billionaires gathering at the Davos World Economic Forum, the richest billionaire of France and Tony Blair.

Now, the European Union foreign affairs boss has joined in.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Josep Borrell, the European Union‘s foreign chief, has apologized for a statement about young climate activists. The Spaniard said on Thursday that they are suffering from ‘Greta syndrome’, referring to 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

He was criticized by Borrell’s remark. The European Greens called the statement unacceptable. …

Greta Thunberg started in 2018 with a school strike for the climate. Her campaign for the Swedish parliament grew into the worldwide movement Fridays For Future.

Many European Union politicians are not as openly climate denialist as Donald Trump. They often pay lip service to the need to do something against climate change. However, they don’t really want to break with the global warming causing billionaires of the fossil fuel industry, of the cars industry, etc; who are sometimes donors to their election campaigns.

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