The Evening Standard

Greta Thunberg speech: French MPs boycott teen ‘apocalypse guru’

July 24, 2019

Greta Thunberg has shrugged off criticism from French lawmakers who mocked her speech to parliament.
The 16-year-old climate activist received insults from conservative and far-right MPs ahead of her address yesterday. Two leading MPs for the conservative Les Republicains party called the Swedish teenager a "guru of the apocalypse". Ms Thunberg said it was fine they ignored her, but urged them to “unite” behind the science of climate change.