Former Vice President Al Gore praised Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg following her speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she strongly criticized world leaders for their inaction on climate change. Gore declared, “Nobody speaks truth to power as she does,” Breitbart reports.
“Great to see @GretaThunberg at #WEF20 today. Once again, I was struck by her potent and sobering call to action. Nobody speaks truth to power as she does,” Gore, a climate activist himself, wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of the pair.
Great to see @GretaThunberg at #WEF20 today. Once again, I was struck by her potent and sobering call to action. Nobody speaks truth to power as she does: “Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour.” https://t.co/tbd7mh1P4Y pic.twitter.com/UzbdkMlvJr
— Al Gore (@algore) January 22, 2020
Standing at the podium, Thunberg accused world leaders of inaction when it comes to protecting children against climate change.
The teen said:
“Unlike you, my generation will not give up without a fight. The facts are clear, but they are still too uncomfortable for you to address. You just leave it because you think it’s too depressing and people will give up. But people will not give up. You’re the ones who are giving up.”
“I wonder what will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing a climate chaos that you knowingly brought upon them. That it seemed so bad for the economy that we decided to resign the idea of securing future living conditions without even trying? Our house is still on fire.”
President Donald Trump addressed the audience in Davos which included campaigner Greta Thunberg, in stark contrast to the other guests he said,
“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” said Trump, hours after Thunberg told the World Economic Forum that governments had done “basically nothing” to reverse climate change.
“These alarmists always demand the same thing – absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives,” he said. “We’re committed to conserving the majesty of God’s creation and the natural beauty of our world.”