Written By Raymond Colitt and Brian Parkin
Angela Merkel and other political leaders must treat climate-related issues as an emergency, activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday after meeting the German chancellor in Berlin.
Thunberg, who along with other activists delivered Merkel a letter with 125,000 signatures calling on leaders to do more to cut emissions, said people should “step put of their comfort zones” and be brave enough to tackle the problem.
“We told her we face a climate emergency,” Thunberg said of the meeting with Merkel. “We want leaders to step up and treat this as an emergency,” she said at a press conference.