Canada Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's visit inspires Edmonton climate march
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg 'doesn't understand' Alberta, environment minister says
Alberta’s environment minister says teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg “doesn’t understand” Alberta and signalled the government won’t be laying out the welcome mat for her upcoming visit to the province. Speaking to reporters outside the legislature Tuesday, Environment Minister Jason Nixon said Thunberg hasn't reached out to the UCP government in advance of her visit, and the government has no plans to contact her.
EDMONTON — A crowd stretching two city blocks is moving through the streets of Edmonton to support Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg's visit to the Alberta capital.
The 16-year-old Stockholm student is to speak at a climate rally at the legislature at noon.
The crowd carried signs with slogans such as "We Demand Action on the Climate Crisis," "Unite Behind Science" and "I Speak for the Trees."
A group of oil and gas supporters in a convoy of trucks left Red Deer, Alta. in the morning and is planning a counter-rally during the event.
The teen has been making international headlines for criticizing world leaders who she accuses of letting down youth by doing too little to tackle climate change.
Premier Jason Kenney has said the government has no plans to meet with Thunberg.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 18, 2019.
The Canadian Press
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg visits glacier in Jasper National Park .
JASPER, Alta. — Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has visited a glacier in Jasper National Park on her way to Vancouver to attend a climate rally. In a tweet to her followers, the Swedish teenager thanked scientist John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan and Parks Canada's Brenda Shepherd for educating her on the effects of the climate on the national park in Alberta. Shepherd is an ecologist for Parks Canada and Pomeroy is the director of the Global Water Futures Program, a university-led freshwater research project.Pomeroy says they spent about six hours on the Athabasca Glacier, talking about how it has retreated due to climate change.
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