A combo photo shows Greta Thunberg standing on a step as she speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Reuters
The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020.
Her photographs were shared on social media platforms. The hashtag #gretathunberg remained on top of the Twitter trends on most of Tuesday.
The Swedish teenager told business and political elites that they aren't doing enough to tackle the climate emergency and warned them that time was running out.
"We need to start listening to the science, and treat this crisis with the importance it deserves," said the 17-year-old, just as US President Donald Trump was arriving in Davos, where he later gave a speech.
"Without treating it as a real crisis we cannot solve it,” Thunberg said.
She dismissed the notion that climate change is a partisan issue, insisting that "this isn't about right or left."
"My generation will not give up without a fight," she said.
Her views were echoed by other climate activists, such Natasha Wang Mwansa, an 18-year-old activist from Zambia who campaigns for girls’ and women’s rights. She told an audience in Davos that "the older generation has a lot of experience, but we have ideas, we have energy, and we have solutions."
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has become the face of the climate wars, reminds me of another child I saw dominate international debate: Elian Gonzalez.
Two days after rallying 7 million protesters across the world by invoking the threat of climate change, Greta Thunberg got credit for motivating voters to redraw the political landscape in Austria.
Exhibit A: Greta Thurnberg. A figure of global import who at the age of 16 stands at the head of a peaceful campaign to clean up the planet despite having buckets of polluted bile
Within seconds, he was cowering on the ground surrounded by more than a dozen young men, who began beating him with wooden sticks and metal rods. Blood flowed from his head, spattering his clothes. The blows intensified. He thought he would die.
The price of Super 98 is to drop to Dhs2.16 per litre for March, down from Dhs2.24 in February, while the price of Special 95 is to drop to Dhs2.04 per litre for March, down from Dhs2.12 in February.
The annual fishing and trade ban on sharks, Arabian safi (emperor), and sheri (rabbitfish) will come into effect again this year from Sunday (March 1, 2020), coinciding with the spawning season of the fish.