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September 25, 2019 Politics

Babis bashes 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg

Babis bashes 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg - Czech Points

The speech that Swedish activist Greta Thunberg gave at the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Monday was interesting, Czech PM Andrej Babiš told Czech reporters in New York, but voiced surprise at the style the 16-year-old girl chose to address world leaders.

Later, Babiš wrote on Twitter that he did not like Thunberg’s “tone, aggression and hysteria.”

In a very emotional speech, Thunberg criticised them for their inactivity in fighting climate change.

Babiš said Greta rebuked state officials.

“How dare you?…You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” Thunberg said in her speech at the summit convoked by UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres.

“It was interesting, of course. I was a little bit surprised at her style [of speaking]. I think we should not scare each other by the prospect of an apocalypse and our extinction due to our not caring about climate change,” Babiš said.

“Greta Thunberg was right about many things, but I did not like her tone, her aggression and her hysteria because of which many people will once again stop dealing with climate change and will focus on a 16-year-old Swedish girl that is polarising society. I also do not like how she lumps all together, as if no one was trying to do anything. That is not true,” the Czech PM added later on Twitter.

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