DISINFO: "Thunberg kids" are twisting facts: man has nothing to do with climate change
  • Outlet: 5-tv.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 25, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia
Greta Thunberg Climate

DISINFO: "Thunberg kids" are twisting facts: man has nothing to do with climate change


According to experts, “Thunberg kids” are twisting facts: global warming exists, but it is natural and man has nothing to do with it.

There is an enormous PR machine behind Greta. She spreads nonsense about the climate change, her age permits to do that, but she will wake up one day 20-30 years later and understand that the adults destroyed her life.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about climate change combined with a repeated attack on climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The existence of anthropogenic climate change is a matter of scientific consensus. No other environmental threat has been subjected to as much scientific research. The UN has assembled thousands of scientists to compile and review the latest science and contribute to the publication of five reports since 1990 that have consistently made the consensus deeper and the warnings more urgent. Preventing the dangerous consequences of climate change is a key priority for the EU.

In August 2018, the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg staged a "School Strike for Climate"in front of the Swedish parliament. Later, her strikes inspired youth from all over the world to join a global #FridaysForFuture campaign. The first international school strike was held on Friday, 15 March 2019. Ever since, Greta Thunberg has been the target of derogatory commentary from pro-Kremlin media. Read our analysis here.


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