Fmr Aussie Deputy PM to Thunberg “Stick to Screaming at Your School Mates and Your Teachers”

Former Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce blasted teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying the media sensation should “stick to screaming at your school mates and your teachers” rather than lecture Australians.

Speaking to the Australian, Joyce said “I don’t want to hear from screeching Scandinavians telling me how to deal with bushfires in northern NSW; a screeching Scandinavian teenager is proselytising to northern NSW. She has probably never even set foot here. It is like me giving the iceberg report to the fields of Norway. I mean it is ridiculous.”

Sunday Thunberg blamed a lack of political action for wildfires in Sydney tweeting:

Not even catastrophes like these seem to bring any political action. How is this possible?

Because we still fail to make the connection between the climate crisis and increased extreme weather events and nature disasters like the

That’s what has to change.


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to the crisis by telling reporters “Australia and the Australian Government will set our policies based on Australia’s national interests, on what Australia needs to do. That’s where I keep my focus. It’s not for me to make commentaries on what those outside of Australia think that Australia should do. We’ll do in Australia what we think is right for Australia. And that has always been my guiding principle.”

Morrison also said declared “I am not going to write off the jobs of thousands of Australians by walking away from traditional industries”

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