Greta Thunberg To U.S.: ‘You Have A Moral Responsibility’ On Climate Change

Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn’t looking to go inside, saying, “I don’t want to meet with people who don’t accept the science.” The young Swedish activist joined a large crowd of protesters who had gather outside, calling for immediate action to help the environment and reverse an alarming warming trend in average global temperatures. She says her message for President Trump is the same thing she tells other politicians: Listen to science, and take responsibility. Thunberg, 16, arrived in the U.S. last week after sailing across the Atlantic to avoid the carbon emissions from jet travel. She will spend nearly a week in Washington, D.C. — but she says she doesn’t plan to meet with anyone from the Trump administration during that time. “I haven’t been invited to do that yet. And honestly I don’t want to do that,” Thunberg tells NPR’s Ailsa Chang. If people in the White House who reject climate change want to change their minds, she says, they