Greta Thunberg Believes Biden is not Treating ‘Climate Crisis’ Like It’s a ‘Crisis’

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg was critical of President Biden’s early environmental reforms in an appearance on MSNBC last night and said that they don’t go far enough to reduce the threat of climate change.

When asked by host Mehdi Hasan what she would like to see be done that hasn’t been done, Thunberg was vague but direct.

“I would just basically like him to treat the Climate Crisis like a crisis. They have said themselves that this is an existential threat and they better treat it accordingly, which they are not,” Thunberg insisted.

Thunberg added that she thought “They are just treating the Climate Crisis like as it was a political topic, among other topics. Yeah treat it like a crisis, that’s the number one step they need to do.”

Hasan pressed Thunberg for a specific example, “If Joe Biden called you and said he could wave a presidential magic wand, what you tell him to do?”

“Nothing. Because that would be undemocratic and democracy is the most precious thing we have,” Thunberg responded.

From the Washington Examiner:

During a Sunday evening broadcast of the Mehdi Hasan Show on MSNBC, Thunberg, who declined to grade Biden’s progress on climate agenda on the grounds that she’s “just a teenager” who “doesn’t have the mandate to sort of give grades like that,” argued that the new administration’s environmental policies don’t match the science.

“No, it’s not nearly enough in line with the science,” she said of Biden’s early actions aimed at combating climate change.

During his early days in office, Biden has taken many steps to enact sweeping environmental reforms. One of his first acts as president was to cancel plans for the Keystone XL pipeline, an oil conduit that would have brought in revenue and created jobs, due to environmental concerns.

The move to cancel the pipeline was met with mixed responses. Despite praise from environmental groups, supporters of the project argue that Biden’s moves are harming many of the laborers who supported his candidacy.

“I haven’t been offered a job in the solar panel industry, and I haven’t been sent an application or a phone number or anything. I don’t know what I have to do to do the work and the groundwork and everything it takes to get there,” Jason Jernigan, a third-generation oil and gas worker who was hired to work on Keystone XL, said on Fox News. “And secondly, I mean, I’ve done the research. If I went to work for a solar panel right now, I would be taking a $35-an-hour pay cut and lose my benefits and retirement.”