Teenage climate activist Greta ThunbergSlammed Joe Biden in an interview Monday, saying it’s ‘strange’ to consider the president a Climate ChangeLeader ‘when you look at what his administration does’.
Thunberg (18) claimed that Biden’s Administration took actions that made the climate crisis worse despite promising to combat climate change in his Clean Energy Revolution plan.
“The US is expanding its fossil fuel infrastructure.” Why is this happening? Thunberg questioned, speaking to KK Ottesen of the Washington Post.
The outspoken student from Sweden also attacked the climate leaders around the world for placing the responsibility of protecting the environment on the shoulders of the youth.
She said, “It should not fall upon us activists and teenagers that just want to go school to raise awareness and to inform people we are actually facing an urgent.”
The Biden Administration set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. These include 100 percent clean energy by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050.
The president has been struggling to deal with a pandemic-caused spike in gas prices that has led a rise in global oil production. He has also not fulfilled his campaign promise to tighten restrictions on federal oil and gas leasing.
Greta Thunberg, a climate activist (pictured at the COP26 summit Nov. 2021), slammed Joe Biden in an interview Monday. She said it was’strange to consider the president a leader in climate change when you see the actions of his administration’
Thunberg’s anger toward world leaders extends beyond the Biden Administration.
She blasted the United Nations climate conference, known as COP26, last month, calling it a PR event’ and a failure.
Thunberg cited how leaders were unable to secure funding for the Green Climate Fund, which was created to support the efforts of developing countries in responding to the challenge of climate change.
‘The money that has already been promised, the bare minimum that the so-called global north have promised that they will deliver, they failed to come to any conclusions, and it’s been postponed once again,’ argued Thunberg, who has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in each of the past three years.
She pointed out that UN leaders had made some progress at the summit, citing how fossil fuels were included in their final document for first time. But they still need to do more.
‘Of course it’s a step forward that, instead of coming back every five years, they’re doing it every year now,’ Thunberg said.
Thunberg claimed Biden’s Administration took actions that made the climate crisis worse despite his Clean Energy Revolution plan. (Pictured: Joe Biden, Dec. 27, 2021).
She blasted the United Nations climate conference, COP26 (pictured), for being a ‘PR Event’ and a ‘Failure’
She added: ‘But still, that doesn’t mean anything unless that actually leads to increased ambition and if they actually fulfill those ambitions.’
Thunberg also claimed that ‘we must fundamentally change our societies immediately’, arguing that people are too focused upon the present and not motivated for the future.
‘Right now, what’s holding us back is that we lack that political will. We don’t prioritize the climate today.
BIDEN PLANS FOR CLEAN ENERGY RELEASE AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS
According to Joe Biden, he has a plan to combat climate changes. Website.
He believes America can become the world’s clean energy superpower and that the nation can export clean-energy technology across the globe, as well as create high-quality, middle-class jobs here at home.
‘Getting to a 100% clean energy economy is not only an obligation, it’s an opportunity,’ he touts online.
He says his plan will:
- To ensure that the USA achieves a 100 percent clean energy economy and net-zero emission by 2050
- Create a nation that is stronger and more resilient.
- Gather the rest of the world in solidarity to combat climate change.
- Refuse to allow polluters to abuse power in ways that disproportionately hurt communities of color and low income communities.
- Fulfill America’s obligation to the workers and communities that fueled the industrial revolution and subsequent decades’ of economic growth.
“Our goal isn’t to reduce emissions. Our goal is to find solutions to allow us to live a normal life. [as it is]She said, “Today.”
Thunberg continued: ‘And, of course, you can ask, “Can’t we have both?” But the uncomfortable truth is that we have left it too late for that. Or, the world leaders have done it too late.
“We must fundamentally transform our societies now. It would have been much easier if it had been started 30 years earlier. But now it’s a different situation.’
Despite Thunberg – who led a 100,000-strong march through the streets of Glasgow during the first week of the COP26 summit – dismissing the two-week meet as a ‘greenwashing festival,’ some experts are applauding the work UN leaders achieved.
However, the negotiating team was able to make significant and historic progress in overcoming the existential threat from global warming.
“The Glasgow Climate Pact was more than we expected, but less that we hoped for,” Dann Mitchell, head, climate hazards at Britain’s Met Office, stated. AFP.
Some argue that the lens through which the measures are viewed is a key factor in determining their effectiveness.
For example, the first ever call by 196 countries for coal-fired power to be reduced or the promise to double financial aid each fiscal year to $40 billion to help poor countries prepare for climate impacts are huge steps forward.
As is the new provision, which requires countries to set higher targets for carbon pollution reduction every year, rather than every five years.
Alden Meyer, a senior analyst with E3G’s climate and energy think tank, said, “As a lifelong optimist I see the Glasgow outcome rather than half-empty.”
“But the atmosphere responds only to emissions, not COP decisions. There is much work ahead to make this strong rhetoric a reality.
“Make no mistake, the University of Edinburgh’s Climate Change Institute is still on the road towards hell,” said Dave Reay.
“But Glasgow has at most created an exit lane.”