Published: Sat, November 09, 2019

Greta Thunberg shuts down heckler at climate rally

Greta Thunberg shuts down heckler at climate rally

The US city of San Francisco will soon have a giant likeness of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg overlooking its downtown, as Argentine muralist Andres Iglesias, who signs his art with the pseudonym Cobre, is expected to complete the mural project in the central Union Square neighbourhood by next week, SFGate reported.

The 16-year-old, who has been traveling around North America to raise awareness about climate change, was imploring fellow youth leaders to speak out in the fight against global warming when she paused as someone near the stage tried to speak over her.

Miss Thunberg told the United Nations Climate Action Summit: "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words". "And I can tell you I have not found much hope in politicians and corporations".

Scott said he hoped the mural would inspire people to "act".

The activist is now in North Carolina on the US East Coast, and recently put out a request for help to get her back across the Atlantic to Europe, after next month's UN Climate Summit was shifted from Chile to Spain.

The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Ireland's first female president said it is the responsibility of everyone to take steps now to reduce their carbon emissions and other contributors to what she called "the climate emergency" currently facing the globe.


"If the adults and people in power are too immature to realize that, then we need to let them know", Thunberg added.

San Francisco - The newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art: a mural depicting activist Greta Thunberg, created to draw attention to climate change, CBS SF Bay Area reports. "Change is coming whether you like it or not".

For more than a year, Thunberg has been attending Friday climate rallies in cities around the world. President Donald Trump announced the US would pull out of the agreement two years ago.

Thunberg responded by changing her Twitter bio to read: "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future".

"This one is more political, because I want them to think about it", Cobre said. "They continue to ignore us and to ignore the current best available science, so we have no choice but to go on for as long as it takes".

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