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Greta Thunberg Hits Back At Haters: ‘They Must Simply Feel So Threatened By Us’

caitlyn.clancey 26 Sep 2019

Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg made headlines this week after she addressed a room full of world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit and chastised them for their ignorance and neglect towards the environment.

"The young people are starting to understand your betrayal," she told the room. "The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you."

It would appear her words fell on some deaf ears as many have criticized the teen's passionate, tearful speech.

Most notably President Donald Trump, a well known climate change skeptic, dismissed her pleas with a mocking tweet.

However, Thunberg has proven time and time again that she isn't someone who can be silenced. And this time is no different.

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On Wednesday, the teen took to Twitter to shut down her haters in a blistering thread which she began with, "Here we go again..."

In the the four-part tweet, she calls out the largely conservative people who have criticized her for just about everything they possibly can, including her looks, her clothes, and what she calls her "differences."

"They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory," she wrote.

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As she points out, her opponents would sooner attack her personally than address the science she is presenting to them.

She also emphasizes that "being different is not an illness," likely referencing the Fox News right-wing commentator who dubbed her a "mentally ill Swedish child."

Thunberg has Asperger's syndrome, which she has credited for her passionate activism and also declared is her "superpower." At the end of the Twitter thread, she included the hashtag #aspiepower.

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Thunberg goes on to express her confusion at the grown adults who have been verbally attacking her.

"I honestly don't understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead," she wrote. "I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us."

Buzzfeed News recently reported that women, particularly young girls like Thunberg, are leading the fight against climate change. But this also leads to personal attacks against those who are speaking out.

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At the end of the thread, Thunberg encourages everyone to stop wasting their time by "giving them any more attention."

"The world is waking up," she wrote. "Change is coming [whether] they like it or not. See you in the streets this Friday!"

On Friday, her weekly "School Strike for climate" will take place again following last week's incredibly successful event. An estimated 4 million people from all around the world took to the streets to demand their leaders take action against climate change.

"This Friday we do it again!" Thunberg wrote on Twitter.

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