- Title: Thunberg to Trump: 'Listen to the science'
- Date: 29th August 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** SWEDISH TEEN CLIMATE ACTIVIST, GRETA THUNBERG STANDING ON STAGE WITH OTHER ACTIVISTS BEING CONGRATULATED BY MELIZIA II SKIPPER, BORIS HERRMANN (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH TEEN CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG, SAYING: "It's strange. Everyone always asks me about Donald Trump. But, I mean, my message for him is just listen to the science, and he obviously doesn't do that. So, I mean, I... As I always say to this question if anyone... no one has been able to convince him about the climate crisis, the urgency, then why should I be able to do that? So I'm just going to now focus on spreading awareness and the people in general will start caring and realize how big of a crisis this is." (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH TEEN CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG, SAYING: "Well, all of this is very overwhelming and the ground is still shaking for me. But I want to thank everyone so much, everyone who is here, and everyone who is involved in this climate fight because this is a fight across borders, across continents." VARIOUS OF NEWS CONFERENCE WRAPPING UP, THUNBERG AND ACTIVISTS LEAVING
- Embargoed: 12th September 2019 00:33
- Keywords: Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrival in New York sailing trip United Nations zero-carbon Team Malizia
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AU4WOJR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg called on the U.S. and its president, Donald Trump, to "listen to the science" of climate change on Wednesday (August 28), after completing a transatlantic journey to New York in a zero-carbon emissions vessel to partake in a United Nations climate summit in New York next month.
"It's strange. Everyone always asks me about Donald Trump," Thunberg said.
"No one has been able to convince him about the climate crisis, the urgency, then why should I be able to do that? So I'm just going to now focus on spreading awareness and the people in general will start caring and realize how big of a crisis this is."
The 16-year-old Swedish activist, who set sail from Plymouth, England, on Aug. 14, attracted international attention last year when she started missing school on Fridays to protest against political inaction on climate change and inspired youth around the world to do the same.
Rather than travel in an airplane that burns fuel and contributes to atmospheric carbon pollution, Thunberg opted to make her trans-Atlantic journey carbon emission-free by sailing on the Malizia II, a 60-foot yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity onboard.
(Production: Catherine Koppel, Dan Fastenberg, Nelson Villareal)
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