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Sir David Attenborough hails Greta Thunberg and tells her 'you've changed the world'



Sir David Attenborough yesterday told teen activist Greta Thunberg her climate change protests were having an “astonishing” impact.

In their first ever conversation, the 93-year-old naturalist and broadcaster told 16-year-old Greta she had “woken up the world” to climate change.

And Sir David praised her for delivering “a very powerful” message.

Speaking to Greta via Skype as she guest-edited BBC Radio 4’s Today show, he told her: “You have made it an argument that people have not been able to dodge. People of my generation should be very grateful to you.”

He said it was depressing when governments in the US, Brazil and Australia took no notice of what needed to be done.

Sir David said: “It needs a real electric shock – such as you have produced socially – to bring them to their senses, and let’s hope that shock will go on.”

Sir David said he had stressed the need for changes to daily lives to halt global warming two decades ago but “no one took a blind bit of notice”.

Swedish schoolgirl Greta said his documentaries about the natural world had “opened her eyes” to what was happening in the environment.

Greta told Sir David: “Thank you for that.”

She said Donald Trump, who once told her to “chill”, and Brazil’s premier Jair Bolsonaro, who branded her a “brat”, were “terrified of young people bringing change, which they don’t want”.

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Svante Thunberg said his daughter had depression when she had stopped talking and going to school, before her activism made her happier.

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He said: “She dances, she laughs a lot, we have a lot of fun – and she’s in a very good place.”

Greta said: “Being part of a movement that has so much impact on the world is an amazing feeling.”





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