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Greta Thunberg says it is ‘absurd’ to ‘listen to those fuelling destruction of the planet’ in Davos

‘These people are going to go as far as they possibly can as long as they can get away with it,’ activist says

Samuel Webb
Thursday 19 January 2023 17:04 GMT
Greta Thunberg carried out and detained at protest by German police

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said it is “absurd” that the world is listening to business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos over climate action instead of those directly affected by the crisis.

The 20-year-old accused the delegates at the event in Switzerland of putting greed and profits ahead of people and the planet.

“We are right now in Davos where basically the people who are mostly fuelling the destruction of the planet, the people who are at the very core of the climate crisis, the people who are investing in fossil fuels etcetera, etcetera and yet somehow these are the people that we seem to rely on solving our problems,” Ms Thunberg said.

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