Greta Thunberg speaks at an event with other climate activists on April 22, 2019 in London, England.
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Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg has welcomed criticism from OPEC‘s secretary general, describing it as the “biggest compliment yet” to a growing movement of young protesters demanding action over climate change.
“Thank you!” Thunberg said Thursday in response to thinly-veiled criticism from a prominent fossil fuel leader.
“Our biggest compliment yet!”
Thunberg was catapulted to fame for skipping school every Friday to hold a weekly vigil outside Swedish parliament last year.
Protesting against political inaction over climate change, the 16-year-old sparked an international wave of school strikes — also known as “Fridays for Future” — with millions of other children following suit in cities around the world.
Earlier this week, energy ministers from the world’s most powerful oil-producing nations met in Austria to thrash…