Activist Greta Thunberg Climate Change: Thunberg said on Tuesday, May 4, that the politicians, including Sweden’s leaders, are still in denial over the threat from climate change. The statement was released after Thunberg met Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Tuesday.
Thunberg talked to the reporters after the meeting and said that climate activists have had many meetings with the people in power and it is basically the same discussion every time as there is complete denial. “The sense of crisis is absolutely zero,” said the Environmental activist.
She also criticised the media for downplaying the seriousness of the crisis and said that if no one puts pressure on the people in power, they are obviously not going to do anything.
Thunberg also said that the global governments appeared to have given up on the goal of global warming to an increase of 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels and stated that the climate activists are not going to accept that.
The government of Sweden has claimed that it is leading in the fight against climate change but Thunberg and other activists said that the government was not doing enough.
She called the people who are not taking the climate crisis seriously, a part of the problem and said, “As it looks now … those who don’t take the climate crisis seriously and don’t treat it as a crisis, unfortunately, are a part of the problem.”
The climate change activist talked to the reporters about her conversation with the country’s Prime Minister. She said that they told him that if these people did do something and could shoulder the responsibility, they could be such a big part of the solution.
Sweden’s Prime Minister said in a comment on the meeting on Instagram, that the country was a driving force in the European Union’s effort on climate change. He also added that Sweden’s industry is transforming to a fossil-free future and helping other countries reduce carbon emissions.
Lofven also said that the country has an opportunity to be the world’s first fossil-free and welfare country, but they need to increase the pace of the change and need new steps.