Teen activist says future has been stolen by climate change

Environment Secretary Michael Gove, left, Former Labour leader Ed Miliband, second right, and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, right, at the House of Commons in Westminster, London, to discuss the need for cross-party action to address the climate crisis, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Teenage climate-change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament

LONDON — Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament.

The 16-year-old Swede, who has sparked a global wave of youth environment protests, met Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other lawmakers Tuesday.

She told a meeting in the House of Commons that "we probably don't even have a future any more. That future has been sold so that a small number of people can make unimaginable amounts of money."

Environment Secretary Michael Gove also met Thunberg and acknowledged: "We have not done nearly enough."

As Thunberg spoke, environmental protesters demonstrated outside Parliament, with some hanging hammocks in trees.

The group Extinction Rebellion has brought parts of London to a standstill over the past week by blocking roads.

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