TEENAGE activist Greta Thunberg met Britain’s political big-hitters to demand action on climate change yesterday.
The 16-year-old Swede was assured she had been heard after telling them that she was tired of repeating the same message.
Greta, who has inspired 1.6million pupils to join protests, said: “Did you hear me? Is my English OK?
“I’m beginning to wonder. During the last six months I’ve travelled around Europe for hundreds of hours on trains, electric cars and buses repeating these life-changing words over and over.
“But no one seems to be talking about it and nothing has changed. Emissions are still rising.”
Environment Secretary Michael Gove responded: “The time to act is now. The challenge could not be clearer. Greta, you have been heard.”
Greta, who has been nominated for a Nobel Prize, began her movement with a lone protest outside Sweden’s parliament eight months ago.
Yesterday, she sat down with Mr Gove, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Lib Dem chief Vince Cable, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and the Westminster heads of the SNP and Plaid Cymru at Portcullis House.
Greta told them she was fortunate to be born in a time when everyone was told to dream big.
She said: “We had everything we could ever wish for. And yet now we may have nothing.
“Now we probably don’t even have a future. Because that future was sold so that a small number of people could make unimaginable amounts of money.”
Yesterday, the eight-day climate protest she helped to inspire in London was winding down, with just 1,000 activists left in Parliament Square.
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