Climate activist Greta Thunberg is launching a campaign to help the coronavirus pandemic.
Sunday, Thunberg spoke with professor Johan Rockstrom in a remote conversation tweeted by the Nobel Prize Twitter account.
“We are realizing that we are dependent on science and scientific evidence, and we need to listen to the experts and the scientific data,” Thunberg said.
Did you miss our special live conversation on #EarthDay with @GretaThunberg and professor Johan Rockström? They discussed topics such as solidarity and the importance of being active, democratic citizens.
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) April 26, 2020
Fox13 reports Climate activist Greta Thunberg is launching a campaign with a Danish foundation to help finance the U.N. childrens’ agency’s emergency program to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Thunberg said in a statement that “like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis” that will affect youngsters now and in the long-term, especially the most vulnerable.
She urged people everywhere “to step up and join me in support of UNICEF’s vital work to save children’s lives, to protect health and continue education.”
The campaign is being launched with $100,000 from the Greta Thunberg Foundation and $100,000 from Denmark’s Human Act Foundation.