Greta Thunberg has described how she laughs with exasperation at the “absurdity” of the threat of climate change. The teenage campaigner said she had chosen a laughing face with tears in its eyes when asked which emoji best described the threat from emissions. “You need to be able to laugh sometimes. The climate crisis is actually hilarious, if you think of it. It’s just the absurdity of the situation,” she told Radio Times. “If you’re doing everything you can, then you just need to take a step back and say, OK, there’s nothing more I can do, so then you just have to laugh.” Thunberg, 18, was speaking before the launch last night of her BBC series Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World in which she visits places affected by climate change, including melting glaciers in Canada, and meets climate scientists and leading people calling for action on emissions, including Sir David Attenborough. She disagreed with Attenborough’s view that she had “done such a lot” for the planet. “I mean, compared to him, I have done nothing,” she said. She said she drew hope from the fact that the science about the threat from climate change was becoming clearer, even though the world was still not acting sufficiently on the problem. “Of course, I don’t have all the solutions. No one has. But when we ask that question, we need to think about: solutions to what? Solutions to the climate crisis, or solutions that allow us to go on like today? Because right now, we are looking for solutions that allow us to go on like today.”
Times 13th April 2021 read more »
Activist university academic in the dock over Scottish Parliament climate protest. A university academic accused of climbing on to the roof of the Scottish Parliament building and unfurling a protest banner will stand trial later this year.
Scotsman 12th April 2021 read more »