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Barack Obama called teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg ‘one of the planet’s greatest advocates’ when they met this week.
The former US president told her she was ‘changing the world’ before they sat down to chat about the school strikes she helped inspire.
Thunberg, 16, praised the enthusiasm of students taking part in climate change demonstrations in New York and Washington DC, which she also attended.
The Swedish eco-warrior told Obama: ‘No one is too small to have an impact and change the world so just do everything you can. Be creative’.
At the end of their meeting, Obama tells Thunberg: ‘You and me we’re a team. Do you know about fist bumping? Do you believe in fist bumping?’
The charming meeting has made people nostalgic about the predecessor of climate change sceptic Donald Trump.
The POTUS has sought to get rid of many laws limiting greenhouse gas emissions put into place under the Obama administration.
It comes after Thunberg arrived in New York on a zero-emissions yacht to attend the UN climate change summit.
So does the rest of the world.
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