Greta Thunberg: Pandemic shows how we could act on climate crisis

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is pictured during a “Fridays for Future” protest in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm on October 9, 2020. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Climate activist Greta Thunberg says children and their needs have not been listened to during the pandemic, just like during the climate crisis.
  • In an interview with Swedish Radio, she says the pandemic has shown the world how to deal with a real crisis.
  • Thunberg notes that the pandemic has shown that fear rather than hope is the most efficient way of getting people to respond to a crisis.
Radio Sweden report

For more on the pandemic and its effect on the environmental movement, Radio Sweden spoke to Greta Thunberg.

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