LONDON – Greta Thunberg says she needs a break.
The 16-year-old, seemingly tireless climate activist, who sailed twice across the Atlantic when she became the most prominent face of the movement to fight global warming, and gave a conference to world leaders that they were not doing enough to Address the problem. He recently told reporters in Spain:
“I will be at home for Christmas and then I will take a vacation because you need to rest. Otherwise, you can't do this all the time. "
The activist, who last week was named by Time magazine as her person of the year, has faced attacks from the extreme right, as well as the president of the United States and other adults who find her intense and her message that the World is facing a disturbing crisis. Now others have intervened, including a German railway company.
President Trump, who was the person of the year for Time magazine in 2016, called this year's option "ridiculous,quot; on Twitter. He urged Ms. Thunberg to "work on her anger management problem,quot; and "relax."
Trump's campaign also distributed a Photoshop image of the cover of Time with the president's head superimposed on the teenager's body.
Earlier this week, Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right president of Brazil, referred to her as a "brat." Reuters reported.
Last week, Ms. Thunberg was criticized when she joined thousands of students in the city of Turin, in northern Italy, to pressure the government to take measures on carbon emissions. I had just been to Madrid to attend a United Nations climate conference.
While addressing the climate protest, Ms. Thunberg called the crowds to "put the leaders against the wall." according to the BBC
Critics scolded that she was advocating violence, which led her to apologize and explain that the true meaning of her words had been lost in the translation.
Then, on Sunday, he posted a photo on Twitter that showed her sitting next to his bags packed on the floor of a German train he described as "crowded."
The German railway company seemed to be dejected, first thanking him On twitter "For supporting railway workers in the fight against climate change!" But adding: "It would have been even better if you had informed how kind and competent our team had taken care of you in your first-class seat."
in a tracking tweetHe explained that the train he had taken from Basel, a city in northwestern Switzerland, had been "taken out of traffic."
"So we sat on the floor on 2 different trains," he said, adding that he got a seat after Göttingen, a German city. "Overcrowded trains is a great sign because it means that the demand for train travel is high." she wrote.
Refusing to fly due to huge aviation greenhouse gas emissions, She traveled across the Atlantic on an emission-free yacht to give a fiery speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in September this year.
Then, in November, he sailed from Hampton, Virginia, to Spain for the 25th United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
This month, Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky called it "the icon that the planet desperately needs,quot; in an opinion piece for The New York Times.
After Trump's mocking tweet this week, Thunberg changed his twitter biography to identify as: “A teenager who works on her anger management problem. I'm currently relaxing and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend. "
Prominent figures also came out in his defense.
"What kind of president intimidates a teenager?" Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and a Democratic presidential candidate, wrote on twitter Thursday. He added that the president "could learn some things from Greta about what it means to be a leader."
Michelle Obama, the former first lady, also intervened and told Thunberg not to allow "anyone to dim their light."
"Ignore those who doubt and know that millions of people are encouraging you," he wrote.