Greta Thunberg mocks Boris Johnson’s green industrial revolution with sarcastic tweet
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The environmental campaigner, 18, took to Twitter in response to reports a bee-killing pesticide banned in the EU may now be used in Britain. She also hit out at the Government for deciding not to intervene in plans for the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years.
Ms Thunberg sarcastically said the green industrial revolution was off to a “great start”.
She tweeted on Saturday: “UK government has announced ‘a bee-killing pesticide so poisonous that it is banned by the EU’ may be used in England.
“New coal mines and pesticides… the UK’s so called ‘green industrial revolution’ is off to a great start.
“Very credible indeed.”
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In another tweet posted last week, Ms Thunberg raged over the Government’s decision not to intervene in plans for the coal mine in Whitehaven.
She insisted it proves that the UK’s target of hitting net zero emissions by 2050 “basically means nothing”.
She fumed: “The UK government has decided not to intervene with the plans of opening a brand new English coal mine.
“This really shows the true meaning of so called ‘net zero 2050’.
“These vague, insufficient targets long into the future basically mean nothing today.”
Ms Thunberg’s criticism comes after Mr Johnson outlined a 10-point plan in November for a “green industrial revolution”.
The Prime Minister said: “Although this year has taken a very different path to the one we expected, I haven’t lost sight of our ambitious plans to level up across the country.
“My Ten Point Plan will create, support and protect hundreds of thousands of green jobs, whilst making strides towards net zero by 2050.
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“Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future.”
In a tweet to mark her 18th birthday earlier this month, Ms Thuberg mocked conspiracy claims made about her.
She said: “Thank you so much for all the well-wishers on my 18th birthday.
“Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me!
“I am free at last!!”
Ms Thunberg hit the headlines when she was 15 when she missed school to protest against climate change outside the Swedish parliament.
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