STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Saturday declared support for Democratic Joe Biden’s candidacy for the presidency of the United States, encouraging environmentally-concerned voters to make their voices heard in the country’s election.
The 17-year-old Swede said in a tweet that she never engages in political disputes, but that “the US election is above all that.”
“From a climate point of view, it is far from enough and many of you, of course, support other candidates. But, I mean … you know … damn it! Just get organized and get everyone to vote for # Biden, “she wrote.
Thunberg, who sparked a global protest movement in defense of the environment in 2018 against climate change, may encourage the participation of many young voters, less likely to vote for older candidates.
After Thunberg was named Personality of the Year by Time magazine in 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump made fun of the activist, writing on Twitter that she needed to “work on her anger management problem, and then go watch a good movie with a friend “.
Thunberg and the Friday for the Future movement were nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, awarded on Friday to the United Nations World Food Program.
(By Helena Soderpalm)