Greta Thunberg dubs herself a ‘bunny-hugger’ after Boris Johnson’s climate remarks | The Guardian


 

Greta Thunberg in Brussels last year. The activist urged leaders to act fast in testimony to Congress on Thursday.Greta Thunberg in Brussels last year. The activist urged leaders to act fast in testimony to Congress on Thursday.Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Activist changes Twitter bio after UK prime minister tells Biden climate summit there’s ‘nothing wrong with bunny-hugging’

 

Greta Thunberg appeared to poke fun at Boris Johnson after he derisively used the phrase “bunny hugging” to describe climate activism – by changing her Twitter bio to read simply: “Bunny hugger.”

The UK prime minister was taking part in Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit, which has brought together dozens of world leaders for a two-day event.

Thunberg, who testified on Thursday at a US congressional hearing on the need to end federal subsidies for fossil fuels, implored leaders to act fast. “How long do you think you can continue to ignore the climate crisis … without being held accountable?” she asked.

Johnson, who addressed the summit on Thursday, was essentially on the same page as Thunberg, but phrased his call to action in a puzzling way.

“It’s vital for all of us to show that this is not all about some expensive politically correct green act of ‘bunny-hugging’ or however you want to put it,” he said.

“Nothing wrong with bunny-hugging but you know what I’m driving at.”

It was not entirely clear what he was driving at, and Thunberg – who rarely misses a chance to mock the world leaders who she has spent her childhood pushing to take bolder, more urgent steps against climate change – seized the moment.[…]

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