‘All we’re saying is unite behind the science and listen to the scientists…’
The 16-year-old Swede generated headlines around the world last week with her strident, disrespectful “How Dare You?” speech at the UN climate summit, accusing world leaders of betraying her generation.
“This Friday I’m happy to say that I’ll join the climate strike in Iowa City!” Thunberg said on Twitter on Wednesday, using the movement’s hashtag “Fridays For Future.”
“All we’re saying is unite behind the science and listen to the scientists,” she added.
She said this week that she was slowly travelling through North America to her destination Santiago, Chile, where she is due to attend another UN climate conference in December.
Thunberg, who arrived in the US from Britain on a yacht, is now traveling by electric vehicle, a spokeswoman said.
Claims that electric vehicles are pollution-saving alternatives to gas-powered automobiles have been debunked.
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