Greta Thunberg on Thursday called out Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettNotre Dame calendar lists talks by Amy Coney Barrett not disclosed in Senate paperwork: report Cheers erupt as Trump puts on MAGA hat, takes off tie at Iowa rally Key moments from Barrett’s marathon question-and-answer session MORE for being neutral on climate change.
“To be fair, I don’t have any ‘views on climate change’ either. Just like I don’t have any ‘views’ on gravity, the fact that the earth is round, photosynthesis nor evolution…But understanding and knowing their existence really makes life in the 21st century so much easier,” the 17-year-old environmental activist tweeted on Thursday.
To be fair, I don’t have any “views on climate change” either. Just like I don’t have any “views” on gravity, the fact that the earth is round, photosynthesis nor evolution…
But understanding and knowing their existence really makes life in the 21st century so much easier. https://t.co/R7oOIyBsHC
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 15, 2020
Barrett stated that she did not have “firm views” on climate change during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. She instead referred to it as a “contentious matter of public debate.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is also running for vice president as a Democrat, questioned Barrett on her stance during the hearing, asking, “Do you believe that climate change is happening and is threatening the air we breathe and the water we drink?”
“You have asked me a series of questions that are completely uncontroversial…and then trying to analogize that to elicit an opinion from me that is on a very contentious matter of public debate and I will not do that. I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial,” Barrett said.
“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,” she tweeted.