Greta Thunberg, who recently slammed fast fashion in a Vogue interview, has blasted Boris Johnson and other leaders for their ’empty promises’ on tackling climate change.
The Swedish activist was giving a speech at the Youth4Climate summit in Milan when she mocked the Prime Minister.
Quoting phrases the PM had previously used when speaking on the issue, where he referenced ‘no planet b,’ the teenager claimed ‘no action’ had been taken.
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She said: “This is not about some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging.
“Build back better, blah blah blah. Green economy, blah blah blah. Net-zero by 2050, blah blah blah. Climate-neutral, blah blah blah.
“This is all we hear from our so-called leaders. Words that sound great, but so far have led to no action.”
After taking aim at Johnson, Thunberg was applauded by the crowd.
Addressing other ‘so called’ world leaders, as she called them, Thunberg also said: “Our hopes and dreams drown in their empty words and promises.
“Of course, we need constructive dialogue – but they’ve now had 30 years of blah, blah, blah, and where has that led us.
“Over 50% of all our CO2 emissions have occurred since 1990 and a third since 2005.
“All this while the media is reporting what the leaders say they are going to do, instead of what they are actually doing.
She concluded by saying we can still change the tide, adding ‘change is not only possible but urgently necessary’.
The comments come ahead of the Cop26 international climate conference in Glasgow next month which will see world leaders pursue their target to limit an increase in the temperature of the earth to 1.5C.
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