Greta Thunberg endorses Biden saying 'election is beyond politics', Internet labels her 'radical left-winger'

There were many who backed her announcement, however, some right-leaning users claimed that she was attempting to interfere in the US elections by endorsing Biden


                            Greta Thunberg endorses Biden saying 'election is beyond politics', Internet labels her 'radical left-winger'
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg, on Saturday, October 10, endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stating that the upcoming US elections were beyond politics. Thunberg, in a tweet, wrote: "I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that. From a climate perspective, it's very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden."

Thunberg, who rose to popularity through her weekly Friday protests outside the Swedish parliament, inspired millions of people across the world to take to the streets in an effort to demand an emergency action on climate change from their governments. The teenager also won Time's Person of the Year award and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019.

President Donald Trump, however, had mocked Thunberg for being named Time's Person of the Year, calling it "so ridiculous" and that she "must work on her anger management."

Shortly after the 17-year-old's tweet, many social media users took to Twitter reacting to the news. There were many who backed her announcement, however, some right-leaning users claimed that she was attempting to interfere in the US elections by endorsing Biden. One user wrote: "Thank you, Greta! I appreciate you stepping out of your comfort zone. I supported Sanders in the primary. Biden may not support a Green New Deal, but Trump is a threat to the future of humanity."

However, another differed on the opinion and called the climate activist a "radical left-winger": "Sounds like party politics to me: As a foreigner trying to influence US elections, radical left-winger Greta suggests that voting for Biden will help prevent bad weather or something."



 

 



 

A third wrote: "@GretaThunberg has literally sparked a mass movement for climate action. If she’s confident that activists can push Biden to act, that‘s a strong message." Another pointed out that the primaries were the crucial time for Thunberg to have engaged in party politics to support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

"There was a more crucial time to engage in party politics, namley during the primaries, when you had the chance to endorse the only candidate with a program that has a chance to prevent the climate catastrophe -bernie sanders. congrats on speaking up only now for the fracking guy." The user also pointed that Biden is in favor of the industrial process of fracking, which is hazardous for the environment.



 

 



 

 

One user also pointed the difference between the endorsements the two presidential candidates were receiving: "Trump supporters are trying to use greta thunberg’s endorsement of biden as a reason to not vote biden, when their guy was endorsed by the f**king taliban lmao you can’t make this sh*t up."



 

The Biden campaign has accused the Trump administration of ignoring science on varying issues from climate change to the current coronavirus pandemic. However, the presidential and vice-presidential debates of the year have highlighted the Biden campaign's stance on not banning fracking.

The practice has prompted environmental concerns as it requires using extensive amount of water, which is generally transported to the site of drilling at a significant environmental cost. Environmentalists also say that the practice can potentially release carcinogenic chemicals during drilling that could contaminate the groundwater at the site.

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