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Greta Thunberg (Remember Her?) Cries out for Climate Attention


How quickly people forget. One year ago climate worrier Greta Thunberg was circling the globe warning of impending doom, all while standing with world leaders and demanding immediate action to save the planet.


Now the dewy-eyed activist, nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and Time magazine’s youngest person of the year,  thinks her concerns are being ignored.


She worries they are being replaced by the Ukraine crisis, soaring power prices, inflation, and steep rises in day-to-day living costs all on the back of the global coronavirus crisis.


Thunberg revealed her disappointment Tuesday in an interview with news service Reuters, lamenting politicians in her homeland Sweden are just too focussed on everyday problems while ignoring the “climate crisis” in the run-up to the election on Sept. 11.


She believes the climate is regarded as “just a problem rather than a life-or-death threat” as welfare, schools and gang crime head the list of Swedish voter concerns.



Thunberg, whose Friday protests outside Sweden’s parliament years ago turned into a global youth movement, said the issue had been “pretty much non-existent” during the campaign.

“We have been completely been focusing on other things,” she told Reuters, adding politicians and the media had “chosen not to communicate that so many of the crises that we are experiencing now are very closely interlinked.”

“Therefore, people of course only focus on things that are right ahead of them instead of actually focusing on the larger holistic picture,” she told Reuters.

Instead politicians must act and act now and cease treating the climate as a distant problem.



 (L-R) U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Austrian-US actor, filmmaker, politician and activist Arnold Schwarzenegger pose prior the opening ceremony of the R20 Regions of Climate Action Austrian World Summit in Vienna, Austria, on May 28, 2019. (GEORG HOCHMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)




Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other climate protesters gather for a protest against climate change in front of the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 18, 2021. (HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images)


“We focus on the climate when we have time to spare, it feels like,” Thunberg said. “It’s something that – yes, it’s a problem and not an existential emergency that affects all other issues as it should be.”


Thunberg’s admonishment of her Swedish homeland represents the latest instance of the Swedish teen hitting the headlines this year, having previously made a prominent appearance at the United Kingdom’s famous Glastonbury festival back in June.


As Breitbart London reported, she also publicly lambasted the E.U. for being too lenient in its treatment of the much-hated nuclear energy sector.



Source: Breitbart  

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