- Former US president, Barack Obama, met with Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist, during her visit to Washington
- Obama also commended the young lady for being one of the voices of her generation, challenging the consequences of climate change
- During her recent visit around the world, Thunberg travelled by zero-emission sailboat to support her environmental ideas
Former US president, Barack Obama, on Monday, September 16, met with one of the youngest Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, during her visit to Washington DC to talk about issues surrounding the environments.
Briefly.co.za learnt that CNN reported that after the former president met with the young activist, he tweeted that she is “already one of the planet’s greatest advocates”.
He further said that the knowledge of the consequences of climate change her generation will face is pursuing the young girl towards real action.
It should be noted that Thunberg became an international figure for climate change advocacy when she staged a one-man protest outside the Swedish parliament, an action which inspired other youth activists to hold theirs around the world.
After travelling across the world in a zero-emission boat to show she is a practitioner of what she preaches, she arrived in New York, where she will be speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit to take place on Monday, 23 September.
The former US president also asked about the recent protest the young activist had attended, to which she responded that everyone was so nice to her and eager in a very good way.
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