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Greta Thunberg seems to have embraced the Glaswegian sense of humour, as she was filmed joining protestors singing a chant of ‘You can shove your climate crisis up you’re a**e’ in Festival Park, Glasgow.
Swedish climate activist, Thunberg, was amongst a crowd of hundreds of fellow demonstrators protesting against a lack of action by world leaders in tackling the climate crisis. The video was shared by an 18-year-old who was in attendance with the caption ‘When in Scotland….’. Ms Thunberg addressed the protestors, just across the River Clyde from the Cop26 venue, saying “Change is not going to come from inside there – that is not leadership, this is leadership. We say no more blah blah blah, no more exploitation of people and nature and the planet. No more exploitation. No more blah blah blah. No more whatever the f**k they are doing inside there.”
In September this year, Thunberg appeared to mock British prime minister Boris Johnson by quoting part of his speeches on climate change and adding ‘blah, blah, blah’. Mr. Johnson even referenced the activists’ remarks during his speech at the Cop26 opening session.
He said: “I was there in Paris six years ago when we agreed to net zero and to try restrain the rise in the temperature of the planet to 1.5c, and all those promises will be nothing but blah blah blah blah – to coin a phrase – and the anger and impatience of the world will be uncontainable unless we make this cop26 in Glasgow the moment when we get real about climate change”.
Speaking to the large crowd in Festival Park on the first day of the Cop26 leaders’ summit, she said: “This Cop26 is so far just like the previous Cops and that has led us nowhere. They have led us nowhere.” With her frustrations at the leaders’ lack of actions so far plain to see, she added “Inside Cop they are just politicians and people power pretending to take our future seriously. Pretending to take the present seriously of the people who are being affected already today by the climate crisis.”
Watch the video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHvyWACMnnU