The UN world climate summit is currently taking place in Glasgow. Environmental activists demand decisive action. But there are also exuberant scenes.
Glasgow – “We come from the blue mountains …” A repositioned version of this old folk song was used by the environmental movement Fridays For Future. The activists in Glasgow thus vented their frustration at the inadequate fight of the heads of government against the climate crisis during the UN world climate summit.
The Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was not officially invited, but still shows a strong presence at COP26. “No more blah blah,” she urged the politicians. They would “only pretend that they take our future seriously,” said the 18-year-old in an address. The British broadcaster BBC, among others, has published video recordings of it. “We’re sick of it and we’re going to make the change whether they like it or not,” she added.
Scandal on the sidelines of the UN climate conference – Greta: “Pushing the climate crisis into the A …”
The said folk song rewrote the climate activists – and sang “You can shove your climate crisis up your ass”. Excerpts of it are circulating on social media. In the video, which, among other things, the British daily newspaper The Telegraph on her YouTube channel shows how the group of mostly young people stands together behind a protest banner, in the middle of Thunberg, and bursts into laughter before the young Swede picks up the microphone and starts to sing. The crowd joins in.
Only recently, the climate activist was noticed by a singing interlude. In doing so, she showed herself from a side that was previously hardly known about her. She sang and danced exuberantly to the 80s hit “Never gonna give you up” by Rick Astley. The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet she said: “We are ultimately just teenagers who fool around with each other, not just the angry children that the media often portray us as.” (aka)
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