STOCKHOLM, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Young climate change fighter Greta Thunberg voiced her support for Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday, urging environmentally concerned voters to make their voices heard in the US presidential election.
The 17-year-old Swede said on Twitter that she never gets involved in party politics, but that “the upcoming US elections are above all that.”
“From a climate perspective it’s a long way from enough and many of you, of course, supported other candidates. But, I mean … you know … damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote for #Biden “, wrote.
Thunberg, who sparked a global climate protest movement after his strike in front of the Swedish parliament in 2018, could encourage the turnout of younger voters, who tend to be less inclined to vote than older Americans.
After Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019, US President Donald Trump poked fun at the teenage activist and told her on Twitter that he had to “work to solve his problem with the control of the go and then go see a good old movie with a friend. ”
Trump also sarcastically commented on Thunberg’s speech at a United Nations climate summit last year, in which the activist angrily denounced world leaders for failing to address climate change, with the now historic phrase: “¿¿ How dare they?”.
The Republican Party’s Trump has focused on dismantling former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda to free the energy and auto industries from the cost of regulations aimed at protecting health and the environment, while Biden promotes a massive plan. of green infrastructures.
(Information from Helena Soderpalm; edited by Christina Fincher; translated by Tomás Cobos)