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‘Haters, Back Off’, Say Twitterati to Greta Thunberg’s Trolls

The teen activist in her fiery speech accused the world leaders of not doing enough to protect the environment.

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Twitter breaks after Greta Thunberg’s speech at UN.
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After delivering her powerful speech at the United Nations on Monday, 23 September, Twitter was abuzz with “Greta Thunberg.”

Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist, has sparked global protest and outrage ever since her speech on climate change at the UN Climate Summit on 23 September Monday, went viral. She said:

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

Her speech struck a chord with various people on Twitter and "Greta Thunberg" and "#Greta” began to trend.

Her speech not only sparked debate and conversation around climate change, but many climate-change deniers also found her speech to be ‘ill-informed’. Many also found her wordings in the speech ‘rude’, while a Fox News guest pointed out how she suffered from ‘mental illness’, sparking further outrage.

Netizens defended Greta. Ask Trolls to Back Off

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Even US President, Donald Trump in a tweet dedicated to Greta said:

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Several people on Twitter even demanded a Nobel Peace prize for the 16-year-old girl.

‘How Dare You!’

Twitter also began to trend with #HowDareYou.

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