President Joe Biden, according to Greta Thunberg, is not doing enough to fight climate change.

Greta Thunberg
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The Swedish climate activist, who encouraged her social media fans to vote for Biden in 2020, said that the president's new climate plans are incompatible with attempts to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius, a key global warming goal set by the Paris climate conference.

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"I'd also want you to handle the climate crisis as though it were a crisis." She replied that they have stated that this is an existential threat but that Biden is not treating it.

"They are simply treating the climate crisis as a political problem, among others, and treating it as a crisis is the first step, " she added.

MSNBC Interview

In an interview with MSNBC on March 8, Thunberg was asked how she rated Biden's climate change policies so far.

She said," "You shouldn't take that from me; I'm just a child, so I don't have the authority to assign grades in that manner. "It doesn't matter what I think about this. "Instead, look at the evidence to see if his plans are consistent with perseverance and staying below 1.5 or even 2 degrees Celsius, and you'll see that, no, they aren't nearly enough in accordance with the evidence.

"I understand how tough it is, and to be frank, I wouldn't want to be a politician right now-I can't imagine how difficult it would be. But all I ask is that he handles the climate crisis as well."

Biden's Works

President-Elect Biden Announces Climate And Energy Appointments
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WILMINGTON, DE - DECEMBER 19: President-elect Joe Biden announces members of his climate and energy appointments, including Congresswoman Deb Haaland, at the Queen theater on December 19, 2020 in Wilmington, DE. Secretary of Interior nominee Deb Haaland is the first Native American nominated to the presidential cabinet.

On January 27, Biden issued an executive order detailing his administration's climate priorities. It outlines initiatives such as achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 and a pollution-free energy market by 2035 in the United States.

However, according to NBC News, the president has come under fire from organized labor activists because his environmental plans include phasing out polluting sectors.

According to Robert Pollin, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Working as a pipelayer or a coal miner wasn't always a good career. They grew into decent employment as a result of decades of planning."

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Costs of Sustainable Energy

According to the study, wind and solar will not be able to expand quickly enough to offset coal and gas if they are both required to have fair worker compensation and union pay.

Thunberg vs Critics

Thunberg also told MSNBC that she finds it "hilarious" when world leaders attack her, including former President Donald Trump.

She said, "You must be able to laugh at these situations, as they are hysterical! The fact that such influential figures are pursuing you proves that you are making an impression. If you weren't a challenge to them, they wouldn't do it, so take it as a compliment."

In December 2019, Trump tweeted that Thunberg has an "anger management crisis" and told her to "chill."

In September of that year, he also tweeted sarcastically: "She seems to be a cheerful young lady looking forward to a bright and promising future. It's wonderful to see!" As Trump left the White House after losing to Biden in January, Thunberg retorted with a similar remark.

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