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Greta Thunberg Is ‘More Than Happy’ US Is Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement

by : Emma Rosemurgey on : 13 Dec 2020 16:40
Greta Thunberg Is 'More Than Happy' US Is Rejoining Paris Climate AgreementGreta Thunberg Is 'More Than Happy' US Is Rejoining Paris Climate AgreementPA Images

Greta Thunberg says she’s ‘more than happy’ that the United States will rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement following President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

It comes after Biden confirmed he would lead the US in rejoining the international treaty, just a month after Donald Trump finalised arrangements for the country to exit the agreement.

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‘I am more than happy that the US will rejoin the Paris agreement; that is absolutely crucial,’ Thunberg told CNN, before explaining that more world leaders need to ‘start treating the climate crisis like a crisis’.

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‘We need to communicate the situation where we are, we need to understand that we are facing an emergency,’ Greta added.

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‘We need to change the social narrative around this, and of course as young people, we would really appreciate it if we stopped only talking about future, distant hypothetical goals and targets, and start focusing on what we need to do now.’

The climate activist, who had frequent run-ins with Trump, says setting future goals of net-zero carbon emissions will only pass on the responsibility of solving climate change to the younger generation, by which time it could be too late.

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‘We don’t want to solve these problems for you; we want you to take care of it right now, because you are destroying our futures right now’ she said.

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Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year, four years after it joined under Barack Obama’s administration, claiming it undermined the US economy.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

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