Greta Thunberg

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Greta Thunberg Takes Action to Protect Her Name

Young activist is registering 'Greta Thunberg' as a trademark

(Newser) - A sign of just how big Greta Thunberg has become: The young climate activist says she is reluctantly registering to trademark her own name, reports the Local in Sweden. The 17-year-old says too many people are attempting to cash in on it without her consent, she explains in an Instagram... More »

On Greta Thunberg, Mnuchin's Wife Goes Rogue

'I stand with Greta on this issue'

(Newser) - Looks like another senior White House adviser's marriage stands divided : The latest public break comes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called out 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg , telling her to go and "(study) economics in college." The Hill reports that Mnuchin's wife, Scottish actress and occasional... More »

Mnuchin on Greta's Fossil Fuels Comment: Go to College

Treasury secretary takes a jab at Swedish climate activist at Davos

(Newser) - The person from the Trump administration usually criticizing Greta Thunberg is President Trump himself . On Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, however, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to get in on the action with a jab against the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist. The talk had turned to... More »

Greta's Davos Warning: 8 Years to Save the Planet

She asks world leaders what they will tell their children when catastrophe strikes

(Newser) - When Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum last year, she memorably told them that "your house is on fire," notes Rolling Stone . This year? "Our house is still on fire," she declared, adding that "your inaction is fueling the flames... More »

In Davos Speech, Trump Rejects 'Prophets of Doom'

President decries climate 'alarmists'

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday and said "predictions of apocalypse" from "prophets of doom" should be rejected, reports the BBC . Trump spent most of his speech touting the US economy, but he briefly took aim at climate activists. "These alarmists always... More »

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

Teen climate activist addresses Swiss rally ahead of Davos summit

(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... More »

Now Greta's Got a Beef With Meat Loaf

Singer thinks climate change activist has been 'brainwashed'

(Newser) - The Daily Mail secured an exclusive interview last week with "self-confessed sex god" Meat Loaf, and the 72-year-old performer once known as Marvin Lee Aday went after another big name: Greta Thunberg. Speaking of his skepticism on climate change, the singer said, "I feel for that Greta. She... More »

Latest Victim of Russian Pranksters: Maxine Waters

Democratic congresswoman thought she was talking to Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - They've gotten Rick Perry , Elton John , Lindsey Graham , and Maxine Waters , among others, and now, Maxine Waters again. "They" being Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, aka Russian rogues Vovan and Lexus, who've placed prank calls to high-profile names worldwide. This time, they fooled the Democratic congresswoman into... More »

Greta Thunberg's Dad: I Didn't Love Her Early School Strikes

Svante Thunberg says he and Greta's mom made lifestyle changes 'to save my child'

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg's dad is glad to see she's now "very happy" in her work fighting climate change—but the Swedish dad of two says the activist path wasn't one he initially wanted the teen to follow and that he was "not supportive" of her early... More »

Greta Tweets From a Train, and Rail Firm Feels Dissed

But young activist says she thinks overcrowded trains are great

(Newser) - The tweet seemed harmless enough, but when you're Greta Thunberg, people pay extra attention. Over the weekend, the 16-year-old climate activist tweeted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by luggage. "Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany," she wrote. "And I’... More »

Greta Says Expression's Meaning Was Lost in Translation

Climate activist apologizes for 'against the wall' line

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg said, in issuing an apology, that she didn't intend to sound threatening when she called for holding leaders accountable by saying to "put them against the wall." Some people saw that as suggesting violence against those who don't act on climate change, CBS reports.... More »

SNL Skewers Your Holiday Dinner Trump Bickering

And Kate McKinnon crashes in as Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live previewed the holiday hell that is political debate at the dinner table in its latest Cold Open, trotting out every tired trope from the right and the left in visits to three different families vis a vis a snowman/Nest Home cam hacker played by Aidy Bryant.... More »

Redesigned Time Cover Didn't Come From Time

President Trump's reelection campaign was hard at work

(Newser) - President Trump's reelection campaign gave him a whole new look—and media presence—this week with a redesigned version of Time's "Person of the Year" cover, Newsweek reports. In a tweet , Trump War Room revealed the cover with Trump's head pasted onto Greta Thunberg's noticeably... More »

After Trump Slam, Greta Gets Message From Michelle Obama

'Don't let anyone dim your light'

(Newser) - President Trump may think Greta Thunberg needs to "chill," but his predecessor's wife thinks the young Swedish climate activist is just fine as is. After Trump called it "ridiculous" this week that Thunberg became Time magazine's youngest ever Person of the Year, telling her to... More »

Trump Tweets About Greta, Then Gets Called a 'Punk'

Anthony Scaramucci accuses president of bullying a child

(Newser) - There's been an endless supply of tweets congratulating Greta Thunberg on the honor of Time's youngest ever Person of the Year . Per USA Today , President Trump went a different route. "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned... More »

Time Names Its Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg 'sparked a collective movement to fight climate change'

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who, per NBC News , "sparked a collective movement to fight climate change," has been named Time's 2019 Person of the Year . The magazine made its announcement on the Today show. Thunberg, 16, beat out other finalists that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,... More »

Most Notable Quotes of 2019 Have Been Chosen

At the top of the list: one from the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call

(Newser) - Activist Greta Thunberg and actress Emma Watson have two of the 10 most notable quotes of 2019, according to a librarian at Yale Law School. But it's the line at the center of the impeachment inquiry—"I would like you to do us a favor, though"—from... More »

US Could Be 'Disruptor' at Climate Change Conference

Negotiators from almost 200 countries are in Madrid

(Newser) - The annual Conference of Parties climate change talks are underway in Madrid, after a last-minute change of city. The conference was originally meant to be held in Santiago, Chile, but Spain offered to host the talks as Chile's political crisis deepened. Representatives from almost 200 countries, including around 50... More »

San Francisco Has a Reminder of Greta Thunberg

Nonprofit unveils mural just before activist leaves for Europe

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg has left the US, but she hasn't left the building. In a mural 60 feet high and 30 feet wide on the side of the Native Sons Building near Union Square, the Swedish climate change activist now keeps an eye on San Francisco. The mural was unveiled... More »

Greta Makes New Friends in Hollywood

The teen climate activist visits Los Angeles

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg hit Hollywood on Friday—and true to form, she hit hard. "Everywhere around the world, we can see these horrible environmental feedbacks that countless people are suffering and dying from," the 16-year-old activist said at an LA climate rally as wildfires raged across the state, CBS... More »

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