Greta at Rally: 'You Have Not Seen Anything Yet'

Teen climate activist addresses Swiss rally ahead of Davos summit
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2020 2:00 PM CST
17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech after an environmental 'Fridays for Future' climate protest in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.   (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
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(Newser) – Greta Thunberg gained an international following when she condemned world leaders at the UN last year over inaction on climate change. She's apparently ready for more. “To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet," the 17-year-old Swedish activist told supporters at a rally in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday. "You have not seen the last of us, we can assure you that." Thunberg said she will carry the message to the world economic forum in Davos next week, where she will be a participant on two panels, reports Reuters.

At the Lausanne rally, Thunberg bemoaned a continued lack of progress. “So, we are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so far, during this decade, we have seen no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming and that has to change,” she said. At Davos, Thunberg will call on governments and financial institutions to end investments into fossil fuels, per the Local. (Thunberg has been at odds with President Trump, but she has an ally in Michelle Obama.)

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