Greta Thunberg trolls ‘angry climate crisis deniers’ by posing as HERSELF as a Halloween costume and boasting that she scares her critics
- The Swedish activist said she scared her detractors without having to dress up
- She posed in a black-and-white photo with her trademark school strikes placard
- The 16-year-old has drawn large crowds at climate rallies in North America
Climate crusader Greta Thunberg mocked her detractors last night by dressing as herself for Halloween – saying she terrifies her critics.
The teenage activist said she scared ‘a bunch of angry climate crisis deniers’ without having to dress up.
Posing in a black-and-white photo with her trademark ‘school strike for climate’ placard, she said she did not celebrate Halloween in Sweden but ‘thought I might give it a try’ to troll her critics.
The 16-year-old is currently touring North America and has drawn large crowds at environmental rallies.
Rebuke: Greta Thunberg shared this picture of herself with her trademark placard last night – saying she did not need to dress up for Halloween to scare her critics
Message: The Swedish activist said she did not celebrate Halloween in Sweden but would ‘give it a try’ in order to troll her detractors
‘So today is Halloween. I don’t celebrate it back home, but I thought I might give it a try,’ she wrote on Twitter last night.
‘And apparently when it comes to scaring a bunch of angry climate crisis deniers – I don’t even have to dress up!’
Thunberg’s activism has prompted an angry response in some quarters and the teenager drew the ire of Donald Trump at a UN summit in September.
At the UN she tore into world leaders in a memorable speech, accusing them of ‘stealing my dreams and my childhood with your empty words’.
Trump, a climate change skeptic, sarcastically tweeted that she ‘seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future’.
Thunberg later adopted the description for her own Twitter profile.
Her angry glare at Trump after he upstaged her by walking into the climate summit with his entourage also became a viral sensation.
Protest: Greta Thunberg speaks at a rally in Montreal after sailing across the Atlantic on a racing yacht as she refuses to travel on polluting jet planes
Rally: Thunberg (centre) at a climate protest in Vancouver last week. The teenager’s demonstrations have grown from a solo protest to a worldwide movement
Death stare: Greta Thunberg’s glare at Donald Trump (above) as he upstaged her at the UN Climate Summit in September became an instant viral meme on social media
After her appearance in New York she said online trolls had taken aim at her ‘looks, clothes, behaviour and differences’.
Thunberg sailed to North America on a racing yacht as she refuses to fly on polluting jet planes.
She was due to attend an environmental summit in Chile next month, but the conference has been put on hold amid violent protests in the country.
‘I’ve been making my way through the North American continent towards Santiago, but as COP25 will be moved I will now wait until I have more information,’ she said.
Spanish leader Pedro Sanchez has offered to host the conference in Madrid instead, but it may have to be delayed.
Earlier this week Thunberg turned down a £40,000 environmental prize, saying her movement ‘does not need any more awards’ but needed politicians to listen.
Her campaign began in August 2018 when she began skipping school once a week to stage solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament.
The protests quickly drew support and thousands of people have turned out at thee climate rallies she has attended in North America.