Greta Thunberg in ‘Saved’: “Politicians invite me because they know that a photo with me benefits them”

Greta Thunberg has given her first television interview to Gonzo on the program ‘Saved’. The laSexta format has managed to sit down with the activist in favor of the environment in an interview in which the little involvement of world leaders in curbing climate change has been highlighted.

Greta has made it clear in her first intervention, ensuring that “We are not demonstrating because we are not aware of the emergency.” For this reason, she defends that in all her interventions she acts “As if it were an emergency, because then people will see it. But most still do not act like that”.

Regarding politicians, has been outraged because she says that all “They know what they’re doing, but as long as they keep getting away with it, they won’t care about the weather. We have to make sure they don’t get away with it. “In fact, the activist assures that no world leader” has surprised her positively. Them They say they are interested, but they invite me because they know that a photo with me benefits them. I agree to see them because maybe I can make them change something. “

At one point, Gonzo has shown her the speech of some politicians who have openly criticized her such as Putin or Trump. Some statements to which she has responded with a smile: “It’s funny that politicians talk about me trying to belittle or make fun because that means that what we do is important”.

Because the interview was recorded prior to the climate summit that took place a few days ago, Gonzo wanted to know what she expected from all this. However, Thunberg has not shown much enthusiasm about it: “At the summit of the climate they will say things that on paper are symbolic and look good but in reality they are almost nothing. Still, we will try to do our best. “

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The protagonist has also narrated how she opened her eyes regarding climate change thanks to a documentary she saw at school: “I was very impressed and I started reading and researching more until I realized the seriousness of the situation we were experiencing. I suffered from climate change depression, so I did what I thought was most useful, activism. “

However there has also been time to talk about the controversial expansion of the El Prat airport. When asked about this, Greta has assured that there are limits to be set: “You must not prevent people from traveling by plane or continuing to extract coal from the mines, because that is not climate justice. But yes do it in a way that does not harm the planet because either we have a climate action to preserve jobs or in the end we will have nothing. The current model is unsustainable. “

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