​"Although she claims to be vegetarian, judging from the results of her growth, her carbon emissions are actually not low." | 22 Words

Greta Thunberg is used to criticism by now, after being the center of Donald Trump's wrath in 2019. However, when she tweeted about the Chinese government, she probably didn't plan on them attacking her so publicly, and her response was incredible.

Read on to find out more...

Greta Thunberg became one of the biggest names in the world, seemingly out of nowhere.

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And now, years later, the young activist continues to dominate headlines with her messages surrounding climate change and global emissions.

She's had run-ins with some of the biggest politicians on the planet.

She has previously irked the likes of former President of the United States Donald Trump. In December 2019, Trump took to twitter and said Greta must work on her "anger management problem" and to "go to an old-fashioned movie with a friend".

She of course didn't hold back when the election came around...

But now she seems to have displeased an entire nation.

Keep reading to find out what was said...

But where did it all begin?

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Starting one Friday in August 2018, a then fifteen-year-old Thunberg decided to skip school to sit outside Sweden's Parliament in Stockholm with the simple sign, “Skolstrejk För Klimatet" - translating to “School Strike for Climate."

For 3 weeks, the teenager would sit in silent protest outside of Parliament alone...

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And vowed to not stop until her government had done something about the climate change crisis. And it didn't take long for her message to catch on.

Photos of the teen sitting in protest went viral on social media...

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And, suddenly, millions of people were inspired.

Within a year, her message had spread around the world...

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And millions of people, particularly students and young adults, all across the globe had taken to the streets to fight against climate change in her movement called 'Fridays for Future'. At their biggest, Germany saw 1.4 million young people abandon school one Friday to protest Climate Change.

2019 was a whirlwind year for the teenager.

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Thunberg attended numerous marches and protests all over the world and was even invited to the UN Climate Conference in New York, which she traveled to on a zero-emissions boat.

Her damning speech went viral...

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The activist blasted world leaders and politicians for their lack of action regarding climate change. "How dare you," she exclaimed. "I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?"

So, fast forward to 2021...

The now eighteen-year-old Thunberg has become somewhat of a household name.

She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year...

And was declared as TIME's Person of the Year for 2019.

She has risen to unprecedented levels of fame...

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And her unwavering commitment to saving our planet continues to inspire people to live more sustainably every day.

She has also been open about her struggles with her mental health and her disabilities.

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Greta has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. She has previously described her Autism as a 'superpower'.

But alongside her admirers are her critics...

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And former POTUS, Donald Trump, is one of those vicious critics.

Of course, we all know that Thunberg didn't agree with Donald Trump's policies on climate change...

Especially when he made the decision to pull out of the vital Paris Climate Agreement.

Trump would often take to Twitter (before he was banned, of course) to slam and degrade Thunberg...

And in a very childish manner, the former president would enjoy tearing apart her name and legacy. But thankfully, Thunberg took it all with a pinch of salt and simply ignored Trump's nasty comments.

And now, a couple of years on from her and Trump's public feud...

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She's now managed to annoy the Chinese government who have hit back in full force.

The teenager has previously spoken out about the communist state...

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Announcing on twitter that the issue of climate change cannot be solved unless the country "drastically" does more to lower its carbon emissions.

However, it seems like Thunberg's comments were not welcome...

An opinion piece was released by China Daily, written by Tan Ge and voiced the countries mind on the teenage climate change activist.

"Although she claims to be vegetarian, judging from the results of her growth, her carbon emissions are actually not low."

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Tan Ge voiced that Thunberg had "double standards" as she criticised China yet failed to confront the westernised lifestyles which "pollutes the earth the most."

The writer seriously didn't hold back.

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Tan Ge added: "The princess has never planted a tree or planted a piece of grass in the desert. Instead, she ran around. She held a lot of protest placards, which polluted the environment."

The article seemed to stem from a tweet from Thunberg on May 7th which had irritated the Chinese Authorities...

The environmentalist was responding to a report by CNN that stated that Chinese emissions were higher than all other developed countries combined in 2019.

Her post was responded to at the time by China Daily EU bureau chief Chen Weihua who said: "Can't believe you're defending developed countries which were the largest emitters for two centuries."

She has previously had run ins with the Chinese government after publicly backing pro-democracy Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and calling for his release.

Of course, Thunberg responded to the article in Gen-Z fashion...

"But it's definitely going on my resume."

She doesn't seem phased at all...

Greta spoke on Good Morning Britain about haters: "But of course, it is very hilarious when they write and say these kinds of things. It's a very clear sign that they are seeing the climate movement as threats, and rather than speaking about the climate crisis itself, they try to shift the subject to someone like me."

"Greta Thunberg - A Year To Change The World" is now streaming on Hulu (US), BBC iPlayer (UK), ABC iview (AUS) and many more soon...

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