Activist Greta Thunberg says she won't attend U.N. climate conference in Scotland


GROUP OF CLINICAL TECHNOLOGY: Greta Thunberg wants to fight climate change by demanding massive pressure on the United Nations science panel after yesterday's devastating report. But activist Greta Thunberg said she has no intentions of attending the global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland this year.

The landmark U.N. conference will test countries' ambition to limit global warming which a major scientific report on Monday warned was dangerously close to escalating beyond the limits agreed on by countries.

As Reuters says in an interview with Thunberg, I hope that this can be a wake up call in every possible way, as he talked about the report.

Do people know when extreme weather is happening? And it will take many things, but especially, it will take massive pressure from the media and massive pressure from the public, she said.

The U.N. report arrived three months before the Glasgow conference in November?

Thunberg, who rallied youth to protest for climate action worldwide, had initially said that she would skip the event out of concern that the uneven rollout of COVID - 19 vaccines across the world will leave some countries unable to attend safely.

But the Swedish alliance's offer to cast out the British delegates in June asses some of that concern, the 18-year-old campaigner said.

I would say that I wasn't going to go if it wasn’t fair, Thunberg said. 'But now they say that they will vaccinate all the delegates there. If this is considered safe and fair, then I will hopefully attend.

With wildfires ripped through Europe and Greece this week, just weeks after deadly flooding swept across China and Germany and heatwaves baked the United States, Thunberg said people's awareness of climate change was increasing but very slowly.

But she said world leaders had ignored previous warnings about climate change and she did not expect them to match words with action in response to the latest U.N. report.

I expect them to go out and have big speeches, or news releases, or posts on social media where they say climate crisis is very important and we're doing everything that we can, Thunberg said.

As it is now, nothing is changing.