Greta Thunberg sues her native Sweden over the climate crisis

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Greta Thunberg and over 600 young people in Sweden have sued the Swedish state over the climate crisis.

Hundreds of climate activists aged 26 and under, including Thunberg, marched through Stockholm on Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for its supposed insufficient action on climate change.

Per the Associated Press, Anton Foley - spokesman of the youth initiative Aurora, which prepared and filed the legal document - said: “Sweden has never treated the climate crisis like a crisis. Sweden is failing in its responsibility and breaking the law.”

Taking to Twitter, Thunberg added: "Today on Black Friday is the perfect day to sue the state over its insufficient climate policies. So that’s what we did. See you in court!"

The Associated Press reports that another activist, Ida Edling, said that the Scandinavian country “is pursuing a climate policy the research is very clear will contribute to a climate disaster in the future.”

The large-scale lawsuit comes after 19-year-old Thunberg criticized the West's reliance on capitalism.

The teen, while promoting her new book The Climate Book in London, said that the West needs a "system-wide transformation."

"We are never going back to normal again because ‘normal’ was already a crisis," the climate activist said, per The Telegraph. "What we refer to as normal is an extreme system built on the exploitation of people and the planet.

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"It is a system defined by colonialism, imperialism, oppression and genocide by the so-called global North to accumulate wealth that still shapes our current world order."

"We are still here, and we are not planning on going anywhere," she added, while speaking at London's Royal Festival Hall to launch her new book.

"Young people all over the world are stepping up, showing that our leaders messed with the wrong generation."

While answering questions about her stance, Thunberg went on to say: "We need to change everything because right now our current system is on a collision course with the future of humanity and the future of our civilization."

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She also recently branded the UN's climate conference COP27 a "colossal scam"

"I’m not going to COP27 for many reasons, but the space for civil society this year is extremely limited," she said, as reported by The Guardian.

"The COPs are mainly used as an opportunity for leaders and people in power to get attention, using many different kinds of greenwashing."

She added: "As it is, the COPs are not really working, unless, of course, we use them as an opportunity to mobilise, which we must try to do, and make people realise what a colossal scam this is."

Featured image credit: Per Grunditz / Alamy

Greta Thunberg sues her native Sweden over the climate crisis

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By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Greta Thunberg and over 600 young people in Sweden have sued the Swedish state over the climate crisis.

Hundreds of climate activists aged 26 and under, including Thunberg, marched through Stockholm on Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for its supposed insufficient action on climate change.

Per the Associated Press, Anton Foley - spokesman of the youth initiative Aurora, which prepared and filed the legal document - said: “Sweden has never treated the climate crisis like a crisis. Sweden is failing in its responsibility and breaking the law.”

Taking to Twitter, Thunberg added: "Today on Black Friday is the perfect day to sue the state over its insufficient climate policies. So that’s what we did. See you in court!"

The Associated Press reports that another activist, Ida Edling, said that the Scandinavian country “is pursuing a climate policy the research is very clear will contribute to a climate disaster in the future.”

The large-scale lawsuit comes after 19-year-old Thunberg criticized the West's reliance on capitalism.

The teen, while promoting her new book The Climate Book in London, said that the West needs a "system-wide transformation."

"We are never going back to normal again because ‘normal’ was already a crisis," the climate activist said, per The Telegraph. "What we refer to as normal is an extreme system built on the exploitation of people and the planet.

size-full wp-image-1263173619
Credit: Per Grunditz / Alamy

"It is a system defined by colonialism, imperialism, oppression and genocide by the so-called global North to accumulate wealth that still shapes our current world order."

"We are still here, and we are not planning on going anywhere," she added, while speaking at London's Royal Festival Hall to launch her new book.

"Young people all over the world are stepping up, showing that our leaders messed with the wrong generation."

While answering questions about her stance, Thunberg went on to say: "We need to change everything because right now our current system is on a collision course with the future of humanity and the future of our civilization."

size-full wp-image-1263173618
Credit: JEP Live Music / Alamy

She also recently branded the UN's climate conference COP27 a "colossal scam"

"I’m not going to COP27 for many reasons, but the space for civil society this year is extremely limited," she said, as reported by The Guardian.

"The COPs are mainly used as an opportunity for leaders and people in power to get attention, using many different kinds of greenwashing."

She added: "As it is, the COPs are not really working, unless, of course, we use them as an opportunity to mobilise, which we must try to do, and make people realise what a colossal scam this is."

Featured image credit: Per Grunditz / Alamy