Remember when we had a rational person with intelligence heading our country’s executive branch of government? I know, it seems like eons ago. But while President Barack Obama may no longer be in office, most serious people around the world still consider him to be an American leader with integrity and lasting influence—lasting being the operative word here. Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg, an inspiring climate activist, will be participating in a national climate change awareness walkout on Friday, Sept. 20. On Tuesday, Thunberg was in our nation’s capital to lobby congressional leadership on the importance of real and effective climate change policy. Her message that no one is too small to make big change has been lauded by the environmentalist community. One of her first stops: President Barack Obama’s Obama Foundation.
Just 16, @GretaThunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates. Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she’s unafraid to push for real action. She embodies our vision at the @ObamaFoundation: A future shaped by young leaders like her. pic.twitter.com/VgCPAaDp3C
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2019
This isn’t the first time these two powerhouses have met. Back in June Greta tweeted this out, and President Obama retweeted it, saying “Yes we can, Greta. I’m hopeful because of you and all the young people who are fighting to protect the planet. Keep at it.”
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) June 15, 2019
Sen. Ed Markey also met with Thunberg.
By failing to take meaningful action on climate, our leaders failed the young people of the world. A generation of leaders owes our youngest generations an apology & a commitment to finally take the bold action we’ve failed to achieve. Proud to join young climate activists today. pic.twitter.com/B7DEPKIcfK
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) September 17, 2019
You can watch a short clip of Greta and Barrack’s meeting below.