Greta Thunberg

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Greta Will Be on CNN Thursday. There's Controversy Over It

There's some 'confusion' as to why she's been asked to appear at a town hall on coronavirus

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg is confident she had the coronavirus a few weeks back—though it's not clear if that's why CNN has chosen her to appear in its Thursday town hall on the pandemic. Per the New York Post , the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist will appear with Dr. Sanjay... More »

Thunberg Steps Up With Big Bucks for 'Child-Rights Crisis'

Teen activist to donate a recent $100K award to UNICEF to help kids affected by virus

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg announced last month she may have been infected with the coronavirus and recovered, and now the teen activist is making a push to help other kids affected by COVID-19. Thunberg recently received a $100,000 award from the Human Act, a Danish anti-poverty NGO, and now the Local... More »

Greta Thunberg Has a New Warning

Says it's 'extremely likely' she had coronavirus, warns young people to avoid passing it on

(Newser) - She hasn't been tested, but Greta Thunberg is sure she has the coronavirus, though she says she's now "basically recovered." In an Instagram post , the teen climate activist says she went into self-isolation with her father two weeks ago after the pair returned home to Sweden... More »

Russian Pranksters: Harry Said Trump Has 'Blood on His Hands'

Vovan and Lexus reportedly got prince to dish on several topics during 2 prank calls

(Newser) - Jokesters Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov apparently like impersonating Greta Thunberg —so much so that they reportedly spent New Year's Eve pranking Prince Harry, pretending they were the Swedish teen climate activist. Per the BBC , the notorious Russian duo known as Vovan and Lexus reportedly placed two calls... More »

The 'Anti-Greta' Had an Early Inspiration— Which Makes Him News

Naomi Seibt's support for Stefan Molyneux draws media attention

(Newser) - Naomi Seibt is news again, and not for her campaign against climate science. The teenage German YouTuber, dubbed the "anti-Greta," expressed support Friday for an alt-right commentator who's drawn a searing critique from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Washington Post reports. "I'm still a... More »

Meet the 'Anti-Greta'

Germany's Naomi Seibt, 19, will address CPAC this week

(Newser) - You're familiar with young climate activist Greta Thunberg . Now those who accuse her of being an alarmist have a young person of their own to spread their counter message—19-year-old Naomi Seibt of Germany, reports Mic . Seibt, nicknamed the "anti-Greta," is about to get what is perhaps... More »

Greta Thunberg Was 'Slowly Disappearing Into Some Kind of Darkness'

New book looks at her autism, eating disorder, and climate awakening

(Newser) - A new book excerpt reveals how Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and an eating disorder before emerging as the world's leading climate activist, the Guardian reports. Authored by the entire Thunberg family—mom Malena Ernman, opera singer; dad Svante Thunberg, actor; Greta's sister, Beata Ernman; and Greta herself—... More »

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 »

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