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Greta Thunberg calls US climate policy 'disgrace'

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has described the United States’ climate policy as a “disgrace”, in a virtual speech to Congress on Thursday. Speaking to the House Oversight Committee, the teenager urged politicians to “act on the science” and “use your common sense”.

“It is the year 2021. The fact we are still having this discussion, and even more that we are subsidising fossil fuels directly or indirectly, using taxpayer money, is a disgrace,” she said. The campaigner’s comments came as President Joe Biden hosted a two-day climate summit with world leaders on Thursday and Friday.

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