Greta Thunberg sings 'you can shove your climate crisis up your a***' at COP26 climate conference

The Swedish climate activist was filmed leading a chorus of protesters singing 'you can shove your climate crisis up your a***' at Cop26.

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Greta Thunberg led a chorus of climate protesters in singing 'you can shove your climate crisis up your a***' at the Cop26 conference in Glasgow.

The Swedish climate activist addressed young protesters in Festival Park in Govan yesterday, across the River Clyde from the Cop26 venue, saying that change will not come from the conference as she criticised the “blah blah blah” of world leaders at the global gathering.

“Change is not going to come from inside there – that is not leadership, this is leadership,” she said.

Greta Thunberg alongside fellow climate activists during a demonstration at Festival Park, Glasgow, on the first day of the Cop26 summit.
Greta Thunberg alongside fellow climate activists during a demonstration at Festival Park, Glasgow, on the first day of the Cop26 summit.

“We say no more blah blah blah, no more exploitation of people and nature and the planet. No more exploitation. No more blah blah blah. No more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there.”

In September, Ms Thunberg, 18, mocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson by quoting parts of his speeches on climate change and adding “blah, blah, blah”.

Mr Johnson referenced the campaigner’s remarks during his speech to the Cop26 opening session.

He said: “I was there in Paris six years ago when we agreed to net zero and to try to restrain the rise in the temperature of the planet to 1.5c, and all those promises will be nothing but blah blah blah – to coin a phrase – and the anger and impatience of the world will be uncontainable unless we make this Cop26 in Glasgow the moment when we get real about climate change.”

Ms Thunberg arrived in Glasgow on Sunday by train and will take part in two large protests through the city later in the week.

Speaking to a large crowd in festival park on the first day of the Cop26 leader’s summit, she said: “This Cop26 is so far just like the previous Cops and that has led us nowhere. They have led us nowhere.

She added: “Inside Cop they are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously. Pretending to take the present seriously of the people who are being affected already today by the climate crisis.”