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US News Greta Thunberg pokes fun at trolls with 'Greta Thunberg Helpline'

18:26  27 september  2019
18:26  27 september  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: Greta Thunberg is joining climate activists in Canada on Friday.

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Greta Thunberg has poked fun at trolls criticising her climate action campaign by sharing a video which mocked "adults angry at a child".

The 16-year-old activist responded to a comedy sketch posted by Australian comedian Mark Humphries, which jokingly depicted angry callers phoning the "Greta Thunberg Helpline".

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Humphries pokes fun at a scenario that has managed to take the usual maturity levels of teenagers and grown-ups and invert them. "If you're a grown adult who needs to yell at a child for some reason, the Greta Thunberg Helpline is here to tolerate you." Grown adults, take note before you send that

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In the video, one caller says: "I get irrationally angry at a Swedish girl who wants to save the planet. Luckily, there's now a number I can call."

Another says: "Well I don't know why she gets to fist-bump Obama when I've never gotten to."

Humphries shared the video on Twitter with the caption: "The Greta Thunberg Helpline: For adults angry at a child."

Responding to the clip, Thunberg tweeted: "Hang in there! Help is available."

It comes after the teenager hit back at US President Donald Trump after he shared a video of her speaking passionately at the UN Climate Action Summit, with a seemingly sarcastic comment in the caption.

"She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" he wrote.

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Comical view of critisism of Greta Thunberg by ppl who have nothing better to do.

Miss Thunberg then changed her Twitter bio to: "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."

The climate change activist has confirmed she will be attending a protest in Montreal, Canada on Friday as part of a week of global climate strike action.

Organisers of the worldwide demonstrations said seven million people took part last Friday, with protests in 139 countries.

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An estimated 300,000 people joined mass protests in Australia, while activists in Thailand hosted a "die-in" and schoolchildren marched through the streets of New Delhi, India.

A second wave of protests is taking place this Friday in countries such as New Zealand, Italy, Canada and Finland.

Tens of thousands of people marched to New Zealand's parliament in Wellington, making it one of the largest protests ever held there, and through the streets of Auckland.

Raven Maeder from School Strike 4 Climate, who organised the Wellington march, told the crowd that ahough it was easy to feel like "the forces that are destroying both the planet and our people are going to win", she felt hope.

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Ahead of Friday's protests, Miss Thunberg tweeted that New Zealand was "leading the way", adding: "Good luck everyone striking around the world. Change is coming!!"

Earlier this week, the Swedish activist said Arnold Schwarzenegger had offered to "lend her his electric car" so she could travel to the Montreal protest in the most eco-friendly way possible.

"A lot of people have offered to lend us, for example, their electric car," she told a Scandinavian talk show.

"The best offer is probably, or so-called 'best', but one of the funniest offers I've received is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered me to lend his electric car if I want to."

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