French President Emmanuel Macron slammed Greta Thunberg after the 16-year-old climate activist filed a legal complaint accusing five countries of inaction on global warming in violation of the 30-year-old UN Convention on the Rights of a Child. Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey.
Notably, she left out China - which is the world's worst polluter by total volume.
Good morning to everybody except China for being the biggest polluter in the world yet somehow escaping the wrath of Greta Thunberg— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) September 24, 2019
After browbeating the UN for 'stealing her childhood' on Monday, Thunberg tweeted "Today at 11:30 I and 15 other children from around the world filed a legal complaint against 5 nations over the climate crisis through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."
Thunberg's complaint calls out nations that have ratified the UN treaty, yet - according to her - have not upheld their obligations. And again, she's said nothing about pollution from China or India.
Maybe China is backing her so she can destroy other nations’ industries so China gets what remains of Western manufacturing.— Texarkana Fed 🇺🇸 (@TexarkanaFed) September 24, 2019
In response to the Swedish activist, French President Emmanuel Macron told Eruope1 that her stance was "very radical" and likely to "antagonize societies."
"All the movements of our youth — or our not-so-young — are helpful," said Macron, adding "But they must now focus on those who are furthest away, those who are seeking to block the way."
The head of state stressed that he didn't feel "that the French government nor the German government, currently, were blocking the way."
Macron also said he wanted young people to "help us put pressure on those who are blocking the way" and to "partake in very clear action." -Business Insider
President Trump, meanwhile, appears to be having fun with the whole thing.
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019