Greta Thunberg Compared to “Joan of Arc,” Massive Mural Raised in San Francisco

The hype train surrounding 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg is showing no signs of stopping.

A massive mural of Thunberg has been raised in San Francisco and will become a part of the skyline.

Meanwhile, acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood has called Greta Thunberg “wonderful’ and the “Joan of Arc of the environment.”


Sky reports acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood has said Greta Thunberg is the “Joan of Arc of the environment.”

Atwood, who is known for her dystopian and heavily symbolic novels including The Handmaid’s Tale and the Maddaddam trilogy, praised the teenage climate activist as “wonderful”.

The Canadian writer and two-time Booker Prize-winner has been a vocal supporter for environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion.

She wore a badge with the group’s logo on her lapel while accepting her joint Booker Prize along with Bernadine Evaristo.

Speaking on the Extinction Rebellion podcast, she compared the 16-year-old Swede to the 15th century French saint who helped reclaim land from the English, before being burned at the stake.

Atwood said: “She’s wonderful and she’s impervious to people slagging her off. She’s sort of the Joan of Arc of the environment.

“I think she needs a big white horse.”

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