Unilad:  Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has hit out at politicians who take selfies with her to ‘seem like they care’. Speaking during a series she has made for Swedish radio about her inspiring campaign work, 17-year-old Thunberg took aim at the supposedly hollow attitude shown by some world leaders when it comes to tackling climate change.
 Showing cynicism towards the motivations of such leaders, Thunberg argued some wanted their picture taken with her as a means to ‘look good’, rather than as part of a sincere effort to bring about change.While speaking before the United Nations climate change summit in New York last September, Thunberg addressed world leaders with the now famous words, ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… how dare you’. However, the way in which these high profile individuals acted following Thunberg’s speech did not give the teenage activist much hope that they had taken her passionate words onboard.
 Opening up about their reaction on the show, Thunberg described how German chancellor Angela Merkel, queued up to take a ‘selfie’ with her, an act that made Thunberg feel used.
Greta Thunberg is the founder of global movement Fridays for Future, and has spoken about climate change with influential people from all across the globe, from Prince Charles to Pope Francis. In 2019, TIME appointed her their Person of the Year.