TIFF Diary | Meet Greta, a real 'pain the a*se' of world leaders
New Delhi: Greta Thunberg is 16 years old and many world leaders can't stand her. But young people, especially school-college kids, environment activists and tree-huggers, those getting ready to inherit the earth, love her. For them she's a beacon of hope.
For the 'serious' lot though, she's a spotlight they can use, temporarily, to shine light on 'their concerns, their research, their solutions'. They have little to say about her simple messages — 'cut emissions, align with the Paris Agreement', so they don't engage with her much. They are people of science, and science is complicated.