Tag: Greta Thunberg

Thunberg condemns climate inaction as Trump joins Davos

by Alex PIGMAN and Sebastian SMITH Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed the business elite for doing "basically nothing" on climate change, as the Davos forum braced for an address from US President Donald Trump hours before his impeachment trial begins. The 50th meeting...

TISG’s Top 10 International Stories for 2019

2019 has been quite a year, from protests erupting in various parts of the world, to a Swedish teen taking centre-stage on climate change, to the shocking suicides of K-pop stars, and more. TISG takes a look back at some of the events that caught...

2019: The Year in Quotes — TISG’s International Edition

Welcome to TISG’s curated list of outrageous, wise, hilarious, profound, heartbreaking and eyebrow-raising things that people said from the year that was. “Who does she think I am ... Bill Gates?” This was said by the former King of Malaysia about Oksana Voevodina, after she asked...

OP-ED: Greta Thunberg: Person of the Year or Little Brat?

It’s been quite a week for 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. On Tuesday, December 10, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro publicly referred to her as a “little brat.” Earlier this week Ms Thunberg had tweeted, "Indigenous people are being literally murdered for trying to protect...

Netizens are still reacting to blogger Xiaxue’s “cringe” comments on Greta Thunberg’s UN speech

On Monday, Singaporean blogger Xiaxue made waves on Instagram when she posted her strong opinions in reaction to Greta Thunberg's impassioned speech to the United Nations (UN) on climate change, calling her actions "so damn cringe". Social media largely criticised the influencer for her diatribe,...

Greta Thunberg: ‘miracle’ climate saviour or puppet?

by Gaël BRANCHEREAU She's the icon of a young generation rising up against climate change. But Greta Thunberg also stirs up derision and scorn among those who see her as a mere puppet of eco-evangelism. At 16, the Swede has become the voice for millions of worried...