Greta Thunberg glares at Donald Trump arriving at United Nations after scolding international politicians over climate change

A clip showing climate activist Greta Thunberg giving Donald Trump an ice-cold glare has gone viral, just after the Swedish 16-year-old told the United Nations that the leaders of the generations before hers had stolen her childhood and her dreams.

The video of Ms Thunberg shows her standing in the United Nations lobby in New York, just as Mr Trump arrived.

Cameras captured the moment in which the 16-year-old’s expression changes from a slight curiosity to what looks like steely anger as the American president walked by.

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Ms Thunberg had just delivered a speech to the United Nations in which she called for urgent action on climate change.

“How dare you continue to look away, and come here saying that you are doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight,” she told the United Nations.

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In the protest that started a movement, Greta skips school to sit outside of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm in order to raise awareness of climate change on 28 August 2018

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Greta speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 January

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Greta stages a protest at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 January

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Greta speaks at the House of Commons in London on 23 April

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Greta addresses to the occupation at Marble Arch in London on 21 April

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Greta meets the pope on a visit to Rome

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Greta speaks at the senate in Rome on 18 April

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Greta addresses a debate of the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 16 April

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Greta receives the Special Climate Protection Award at the German Film and Television awards in Berlin on 30 March

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Greta attends a children’s climate protest in Berlin on 29 March

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Greta addresses a children’s climate protest on 1 March in Hamburg

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Greta attends a meeting for the Civil Society For rEUnaissance at the EU Charlemagne Building in Brussels on 21 February

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In the protest that started a movement, Greta skips school to sit outside of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm in order to raise awareness of climate change on 28 August 2018

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Greta speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 January

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Greta stages a protest at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 January

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Greta speaks at the House of Commons in London on 23 April

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Greta addresses to the occupation at Marble Arch in London on 21 April

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Greta meets the pope on a visit to Rome

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Greta speaks at the senate in Rome on 18 April

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Greta addresses a debate of the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 16 April

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Greta receives the Special Climate Protection Award at the German Film and Television awards in Berlin on 30 March

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Greta attends a children’s climate protest in Berlin on 29 March

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Greta addresses a children’s climate protest on 1 March in Hamburg

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Greta attends a meeting for the Civil Society For rEUnaissance at the EU Charlemagne Building in Brussels on 21 February

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She continued: “You say you ‘hear’ us and that you understand the urgency. But no matter how sad and angry I am, I don’t want to believe that. Because if you fully understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil. And I refuse to believe that.”

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Mr Trump, for his part, has challenged the idea that climate change — which is supported by the vast majority in the scientific community, of which the American is not a member  — exists, and has openly mocked the idea, on one occasion suggesting it was a Chinese hoax.

Since taking office, Mr Trump has overseen an expansive effort to destroy his predecessor’s policies aimed at slowing the rate of climate change, including by easing up on restrictions for greenhouse gas emissions and bringing up new oil and gas leases.


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