Story at a glance:
- Greta Thunberg took to Twitter to criticize the leaders of the G-7 summit.
- Boris Johnson, prime minister of the U.K., dismayed protesters when he took a private jet to Cornwall.
- After breaking their previous promise, G-7 leaders pledged to help developing countries by raising $100 billion.
As the Group of Seven (G-7) weekend summit concluded, Greta Thunberg was not pleased that the seven richest leaders of the world were feeding on lobster and steak when she hoped they would be prioritizing conserving the planet.
The young climate activist took to Twitter to signal her disapproval, sarcastically saying leaders have done a great job spending money on fossil fuels that they earned a “steak-and-lobster-BBQ-celebration” at their “G-7 resort,” The Independent reported.
The climate and ecological crisis is rapidly escalating. G7 spends fantasy amounts on fossil fuels as CO2 emissions are forecast for 2nd biggest annual rise ever.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) June 13, 2021
This calls for steak-and-lobster-BBQ-celebration while jet planes perform aerobatics in the sky above the G7 resort! pic.twitter.com/iAKEit9aCB
As Changing America previously reported, all seven nations have broken their own climate commitments. Wealthy nations have invested nearly $16 billion in funding for low- and middle-income countries' projects between 2017 and 2019, a new report shows.
However, the leaders are looking to create a new pledge to raise $100 billion to help developing nations cut their emissions, as well as to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“We had hoped that the leaders of the world’s richest nations would come away from this week having put their money their mouth is,” Catherine Pettengell, director at Climate Action Network told Reuters.
This year's summit, which prioritized environmental change, took place in Cornwall, U.K., When Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a private jet to the event, it stirred some controversy.
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