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German FM grateful for Swedish teens climate activism

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister says he’s “grateful” for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s climate protests.Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday — one year after Thunberg first staged a protest in front of the Swedish parliament — that she was addressing “the biggest crisis of humanity.” Maas said on Twitter that the 16-year-old “also shows what can be done in a democracy.”Thunberg’s campaign, begun on Aug. 20, 2018, has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe and beyond to stage weekly protests urging leaders to tackle global warming.The Swede is currently on a sailing boat travelling to a U.N. climate conference in New York.Thunberg said before her departure that she wanted to show it’s possible to cross the Atlantic without producing large amounts of climate-warming greenhouses gases, as flying does.The Associated Press read more

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