Jean-François Monier, AFP | Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in the courtyard of the "Abbaye aux Dames" (Ladies’ Abbey) on July 21, 2019, in Caen, western France. Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics as she visited the French parliament on Tuesday following outraged comments from some right-wing MPs who have slammed her presence. "Some people have chosen not to come here today, some have chosen not to listen to us. And that is fine. We are, after all, just children," said Thunberg. "You don’t have to listen to us. But you do have to listen to the science … and that is all we ask, to unite behind the science." Thunberg, whose school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped spark a worldwide movement, spoke to MPs at the National Assembly (lower house) and then attended debates in the main chamber as a guest of honour. "We become the bad guys who have to tell people these uncomfortable things because no one else wants to, or dares to," said Thunberg, speaking in English at one of the parliament’s conference rooms. "And just for quoting or acting on these numbers, these scientific facts, we receive […]


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