The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has resisted hate messages. "As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever - attacking me, my looks, my clothes, my behavior and my differences," wrote Thunberg on Twitter. She does not understand why adult people would rather spend their time taunting and threatening children and adolescents for their references to science rather than doing something good. "I suppose they just feel pretty threatened by us."
Do not waste your time paying more attention to these people, wrote Thunberg. Change is coming, whether you like it or not, see you this Friday on the streets! "
But do not waste your time giving them any more attention.
The world is waking up.
See you on the streets this Friday! #Fridaysforfuture # schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike #aspiepower
According to estimates by the Fridays for Future movement, around four million people took part in the actions and rallies last week on Friday. In Germany alone, around 1.4 million people took to the streets.
On Monday, the 16-year-old accused the heads of state and government in the full UN General Assembly treachery and inaction in climate protection. "How dare you steal my dreams and my childhood with your empty words?" She had said. US President Donald Trump commented on the speech on Twitter: "She seems to be a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright, wonderful future, which is so nice to see," he wrote. On Wednesday Thunberg was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize.
Greta Thunberg - "How dare you?" The Swedish climate activist has seriously criticized the participants in the UN climate summit. They stole her childhood from her, Thunberg said in New York. © Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images