On MSNBC’s The Mehdi Hasan Show Sunday, almost three years to the day after she first skipped school to protest outside the Swedish parliament, youth climate activist Greta Thunberg gave her latest assessment of how President Biden and his administration are tackling climate change.
She went viral on Hasan’s show back in March after accusing Biden of treating the climate crisis like just another political topic, instead of treating it like an actual crisis. So Hasan asked if her stance has changed over the past five months, especially given the new bipartisan infrastructure bill which contains some pointed measures to help tackle climate change.
“Unfortunately, no. My view has not changed,” Thunberg said. “This has just confirmed this administration is not ready to act as seriously as we need, unfortunately. But that was what I expected.”
MEHDI HASAN: How has your view of the Biden administration and its stance on climate change-- has that changed in the intervening months, especially in the wake of the big infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills currently in Congress, both of which have some pretty serious measures in them to tackle climate change?
KYLIE MAR: Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared on the "Mehdi Hasan Show" Sunday, almost three years to the day after she first skipped school to protest outside the Swedish parliament and ultimately kickstarted an entire movement. She went viral on the same show back in March after accusing the Biden administration of not treating the climate crisis like a crisis, but rather just another political topic. And while her video background has changed, her assessment of the President has not.
GRETA THUNBERG: No, my view has not changed. This is just confirms that this administration is not ready to act as seriously as we need, unfortunately, but that was what I expected.
KYLIE MAR: Greta's remarks come not long after a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC warned that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and irreversible ways. And she says there's plenty of blame to go around.
GRETA THUNBERG: The blame lies with, of course, with the people who are in charge but also the system itself. Though some players who have enormous responsibility and need to be held accountable.