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Greta Thunberg issues climate crisis ‘emergency alert’

As Earth Day is being observed around the world, Greta Thunberg warned the heads of state attending Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit “We cannot fool nature”.

The celebrated Swedish activist has issued “an emergency alert for the general public”, a new video piling pressure on the White House summit and deriding the participants’ inevitable claims that their emissions reductions goals are “ambitious”.

We should not be satisfied with weak targets on the basis that they are “better than nothing”, she says, calling for a “no surrender” attitude and once more attacking the idea that any idealism is “naive”.

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