Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen

In a speech to MPs, she said: “That future has been sold so a small number of people can make unimaginable amounts of money.”
The Swedish 16-year-old was invited to the UK after inspiring the school climate strikes movement.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said “we have not done nearly enough” to combat climate change.
In her speech in Parliament on Tuesday, Miss Thunberg said she knew that politicians did not want to listen.
She told MPs: “You don’t listen to the science because you are only interested in the answers that will allow you to carry on as if nothing has happened.”
Mr Gove said that although governments have not done enough to tackle climate change, “in the past few years it has become inescapable that we have to act”.
He said: “The time to act is now, the challenge could not be clearer – Greta, you have been heard.”
Earlier, an empty chair was left for Prime Minister Theresa May as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and Green Party leader Caroline Lucas met the environmental campaigner for a round-table discussion.
The Westminster leaders of the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru, Ian Blackford and Liz Saville Roberts, were also at the meeting. Mrs May was chairing a cabinet meeting and Downing Street said it had received no official request to attend.
Ms Lucas told Miss Thunberg there was a growing “sense of urgency” and that “more than ever, politicians have our ears open to your message”.

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