Jeremy Clarkson has branded Greta Thunberg a ‘spoilt brat’ after she spoke in front of the United Nations last week to talk about climate change.
In the speech, she accused everyone in the room of ruining her childhood by forcing her to take on the responsibility of making change to our climate to save our planet but now The Grand Tour host has slammed the teenager and suggested she needed to think about everything that adults have done for her.
‘How dare you sail to America on a carbon fibre yacht that you didn’t build which cost £15million, that you didn’t earn, and which has a back-up diesel engine that you didn’t mention, Pause for a moment to consider how soundly you sleep at night, knowing that adults are building and servicing and flying Sweden’s fighter planes.
To keep you safe. We gave you mobile phones and laptops and the internet. We created the social media you use every day and we run the banks that pay for it all,’ he added.
He acknowledged that although the planet is heating up and something needs to be done before we are all faced with an ‘unimaginable refugee crisis’, the 16-year-old should perhaps ‘get back to school as quickly as possible and work hard in your science lectures’. ‘Because science is what will solve the problem eventually.
Not scowling and having screaming ab-dabs every five minutes. Many thousands of people who you had the temerity to blame this week are trying to do exactly what you want,’ he concluded. ‘So be a good girl, shut up and let them get on with it.’