From Extra.ie a question about the hatred shown towards the young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg. Written by Kiara Keane.

Last Monday morning, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg gave what’s likely to go down as a history-making speech at the UN headquarters in New York and almost immediately faced a wave of online hate.

‘How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,’ Greta told world leaders, holding back tears.

But instead of praising the young climate activist for standing up and trying to make a difference, hateful comments from trolls and climate change deniers alike began to roll in from around the world …

Even US President Donald Trump mocked Greta’s speech, tweeting that she ‘seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!’

So what is it about this 16-year-old girl trying to kickstart a climate revolution and save the planet that instils such a venomous rage in certain people?

Continue reading @ Extra.ie.

Why Is There So Much Hate For Greta Thunberg?

From Extra.ie a question about the hatred shown towards the young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg. Written by Kiara Keane.

Last Monday morning, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg gave what’s likely to go down as a history-making speech at the UN headquarters in New York and almost immediately faced a wave of online hate.

‘How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,’ Greta told world leaders, holding back tears.

But instead of praising the young climate activist for standing up and trying to make a difference, hateful comments from trolls and climate change deniers alike began to roll in from around the world …

Even US President Donald Trump mocked Greta’s speech, tweeting that she ‘seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!’

So what is it about this 16-year-old girl trying to kickstart a climate revolution and save the planet that instils such a venomous rage in certain people?

Continue reading @ Extra.ie.

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