Swedish teen Greta Thunberg slams Davos elite over climate change hypocrisy

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, at a panel session at the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan 25, 2019.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, at a panel session at the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan 25, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - A Swedish teenager used a lunch at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tell world leaders, business figures and celebrities that rather than finding a solution to global warming, some of them were profiting from inaction on climate change.

"Some people say that the climate crisis is something that we all have created. But that is not true, because if everyone is guilty then no one is to blame. And someone is to blame," 16-year-old climate crusader Greta Thunberg told the audience that included musicians Bono and Will.i.am, anthropologist Jane Goodall, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary Christiana Figueres and Japanese insurer Sompo Holdings president Kengo Sakurada.

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