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USObama meets with teen climate activist: 'She's unafraid to push for real action'

02:40  18 september  2019
02:40  18 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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"Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she ' s unafraid to push for real action ." Thunberg established herself as a bona fide She arrived in New York last month after sailing across the Atlantic to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, which will take place on

She also protested in front of the White House, appeared on Comedy Central's Daily Show and met with former President Barack Obama , who called the teen "Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she ’ s unafraid to push for real action ," the former president wrote on

Obama meets with teen climate activist: 'She's unafraid to push for real action'© The Obama Foundation

Former President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues.

"Just 16, @GretaThunberg is already one of our planet's greatest advocates," Obama tweeted after his meeting with Thunberg. "Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she's unafraid to push for real action."

Thunberg established herself as a bona fide climate action figure after staging weekly sit-ins outside the Swedish Parliament, spawning a burgeoning movement of youth climate activists to hold their own protests in more than 100 cities worldwide.

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Washington (AFP) - Barack Obama met with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in Washington, the former US president said Tuesday. "Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she ' s unafraid to push for real action ," Obama wrote on Twitter.

"Recognizing that her "Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she ' s unafraid to push for real action ." (Video courtesy: Obama Foundation, YouTube).

She arrived in New York last month after sailing across the Atlantic to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, which will take place on September 23. Thunberg traveled on a zero-emissions sailboat to reduce the environmental impact of her journey, according to a statement from her team.

Video of the meeting between Thunberg and Obama released by the Obama Foundation on Tuesday shows the former President asking Thunberg about recent climate strikes she participated in while she visited New York and Washington.

"Everyone is so nice and all of these young people seem so eager, very enthusiastic which is a very good thing," she said.

Before the two fist-bumped, Obama said to Thunberg: "You and me, we're a team."

While Obama championed addressing environmental issues while in office, President Donald Trump -- a longtime climate crisis denier -- has attempted to remove many of the policy guardrails installed by the Obama administration to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Former President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues. "Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she ' s unafraid to push for real action ."

“Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she ’ s unafraid to push for real action .” Thunberg established herself as a bona fide climate action figure after staging weekly sit-ins outside the Swedish Parliament, spawning a burgeoning movement of youth climate activists to hold

In 2017, Obama lamented Trump for withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, saying in a statement that the deal was intended to "protect the world we leave to our children."

Thunberg said in the Obama Foundation's video that creativity from young people is key.

"My message to young people who want to have an impact is to be creative," she said "There's so incredibly much you can do and to not underestimate yourself."

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