She is at the forefront of the Global Climate Strike movement.
Instead of addressing Trump by name, she said Friday that she didn't "understand why grown-ups would choose to mock children and teenagers for just communicating and acting on the science when they could do something good instead". "On my behalf, I invite you to deliver an address for the Russian youth in the State Duma on any date that is convenient for you", Vlasov said in his letter, sent to the Swedish Embassy in Russia. The activists at the front of these global movements are working to get legislation passed in order to prevent more irreversible damage to the planet.There has been much criticism of these teenage activists - from everyday social media users to Fox News pundits to the president, it seems that people have a lot to say about the climate action movement.
"I shouldn't be up here", she thundered. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, yet I'm one of the lucky ones. And we will continue to speak until our leaders listen and act. These events, held around the world, are meant to highlight climate change and spur people into taking real action. I think it will achieve nothing except our children falling behind in their studies. Margolin, alongside Nadia Nazar, 17, also founded the Zero Hour movement, which aims to make youth voices heard in Congress.
Vox, a left-leaning American news and opinion website, described the criticism of Thunberg from the US president and some of his supporters as "a torrent of often misogynist and ableist abuse hurled at Thunberg since the speech, with conservatives attacking her demeanor, her looks, her mental health (she has autism), and above all her autonomy, claiming she is "brainwashed" or a victim of child abuse".
Throughout her go to she additionally met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who she mentioned was nonetheless not doing sufficient to sort out the disaster.
With such verve and ambition, young people have in recent months succeeded in raising awareness of the climate crisis dramatically, turning it into one of the biggest political issues facing the world, while insisting it can not be disconnected from fundamental issues of inequality and social injustice. "It should not be up to us, but somebody needs to do it".