‘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.

Updated24 Sep 2019, 03:38 PM IST
Environment
1 min read

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

‘I’m in Tears’: Twitter Reacts to Greta’s Speech

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

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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Published: 23 Sep 2019, 04:53 PM IST

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