Speaking of Sweden, Sveriges Radio, Thunberg said that from the climate point of view there is nothing positive on the sars coronavirus crisis that changes the daily life was “very little resemblance” with the extreme measures needed to cope with climate change.
“The crown of the tragedy of course has no long-term positive effect on the climate with the exception of one thing, namely, the overview of how you should perceive and treat an emergency,” she said. “Because in the corona of crisis, suddenly, we act with the necessary force. ”
The 17-year-old is best known for his environmental activism, leader of the climate strikes around the world, the events that have now been put online.
The pandemic had moved people all over the world to action, Thunberg said.
“All parts of the society, to get together, and politicians to put their different points of view aside and to cooperate for the greater good of everyone,” she said.
People in positions of power in politics, business and finance said “they will do whatever it takes “that” you can’t put a price on human life ” during the pandemic, Thunberg said.
But when millions of people are dead because of the pollution of the air, she said, the lives of these people ” we can put a price on. ”
“These words and this treatment out of a crisis opens up a whole new dimension, because you see, every year at least 7 million people die from diseases related to air pollution,” says Thunberg, citing the World Health Organization.
“These are apparently the people whose lives we can put a price on,” she added. “Since they have been the victims of bad causes, and in the poor parts of the world. ”
Thunberg self-isolated from her family at the beginning of this year after having believed that she had contracted the coronavirus. In his native country, Sweden, she said, ” you don’t get to test, except if you are in need of medical help. ”
Despite what she had said to have mild symptoms, Thunberg posted about his experience on social media to raise awareness about the virus.
In a CNN Coronavirus City hall last month, Thunberg said the pandemic had forced the people ” to realize that we are actually based on science, and that we must listen to the scientists and the experts. “