These reporters tried to goad Greta Thunberg. She had none.

Adriana Lima
By Adriana Lima 3 Min Read
origin 1Climate activist Greta Thunberg reacts as she walks with members of the media during the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland ©Reuters

Greta Thunberg hit reporters with a dose of her trademark sarcasm, laughing off sneering questions about her activism.

After a visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 20 year old activist walked around the outskirts of the Swiss ski resort.

She was surrounded by a crowd of reporters, many of whom asked mocking questions.

A reporter said: “It’s quite cold DavosWhen can I expect some global warming?”

Another asked, “Who was filming yours arrest in Germany? Because it looked like you did it in several takes, didn’t you?”

To which Rebel News was referring by Thunberg arrested along with other activists on Tuesday during protests against the demolition of a village to make way for a coal mine expansion. She was released after an identity check, according to police.

Thunberg responded with a laugh. “It is very likely that the German police e [mine owner] The fossil fuel company RWE would arrange arrests,” he said sarcastically.

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What did Greta Thunberg say about the WEF?

The World Economic Forum (WEF) – an international organization of public and private entities – meets annually at DavosSwiss.

The world’s elite descend on the small Alpine town to discuss global issues and potential solutions.

But Thunberg expressed pessimism about the WEF’s role in climate action.

“It didn’t get us anywhere particularly well, did it?” she said.

“These are the people who are in charge, the people who own the wealth, who are investing fossil fuels. Yet, it’s the ones we expect to solve the climate crisis when it’s the people who are affected that we should listen to.”

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Speaking at a meeting in Davos, Thunberg urged International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol to stop the global energy industry and the financiers who back it from refueling carbon investments.

Thunberg joined other activists to issue a “cease and cease” letter to CEOs, asking them to stop opening new oil, gas and coal extraction sites.

“As long as they get away with it, they’re going to keep investing in fossil fuels, they’re going to keep throwing people under the bus,” he warned.

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