Obama meets with Greta Thunberg: 'One of our planet's greatest advocates'

Obama meets with Greta Thunberg: 'One of our planet's greatest advocates'
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Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day RNC targets McAuliffe, Biden campaign event with mobile billboard The real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit MORE met with 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday as part of her visit to Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers on environmental issues.

“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,” Obama tweeted, including a photo of the meeting.

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Thunberg, who traveled to the U.S. from the U.K. on an emissions-free yacht, visited D.C. to speak before Congress and meet with lawmakers.

She is scheduled visit to New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit and participate in a nationwide U.S. equivalent of the school strikes for climate action that she originated outside Sweden's Parliament last August.

The Swedish activist also met with Sen. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Dems see path to deal on climate provisions Democrats say they have path to deal on climate provisions in spending bill TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook MORE (D-Mass.), the sponsor of the Green New Deal resolution, while visiting Congress.