Teen Activist to Lawmakers: Forget Praise, Work on Climate

Members of Congress hailed Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a "superpower" for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress hailed Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a “superpower” for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the 16-year-old Thunberg and other young activists bring “moral clarity” to the fight against global warming. Thunberg was not impressed. “Save your praise,” she told Markey and other Democrats at a Senate forum Tuesday. “We don’t want it,” she added, especially if officials…

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