"Greta Thunberg was hailed by big maktpersoner last year – but at the same time criticism flared up in social media."
"Malena Ernman out and defending her daughter."
"– There are many people who do not want Greta to be heard, " she says to Nöjesbladet."
"Greta Thunberg, 16, attracted the attention both nationally and internationally last year when she decided to truant from school and to strike outside parliament to draw attention to climate change. "
"But the reactions have not only been positive. Among other things, has the authenticity of her commitment has been questioned repeatedly by people in social media."
"Now her mother, the artist Malena Ernman, out and defends her daughter in a post on Facebook."
"”There is no one who has planned or encouraged her to do what she does. And she has no connections to anything that is not - to our knowledge - is exclusively non-profit activities. Our family has together written a book about the climate that is about Greta and her sister Beata, and how they have brought our involvement in, inter alia, climate change,” she writes, among other things."
"”do not Want Greta to be heard”"
"Some have argued that Greta received compensation of environmental organisations, something that is rejected by the Sly. She says that the book ”Scenes from the heart” is a clear evidence of the daughter's engagement."
", ”When it was released so we told clearly that any profit will go to various organizations that work with climate, the environment, djurrättsfrågor and children with special needs. There you can read among other things about how Gretas klimatintresse began and how it came to change the lives of our entire family. It is available in pocket to as close to cost as possible.”"
"the Artist usually avoid to respond to criticism in social media, but sees itself compelled to make an exception. "
"– Now it has built up so many weird and completely incorrect assertions in such a long time and then you have to unfortunately go in and respond to it. It should not be required, but clearly, there are many who do not want Greta to be heard, " she says to Nöjesbladet."
"People have also questioned why the parents have allowed Greta truant from school in order to strike outside the parliament."
"We as parents discouraged her and said that we could not support her because we need to make sure that she goes to school,” write They in the Facebook-post. "
"In retrospect, she feels only pride in the commitment. "
" We are of course hugely proud of our daughters Beata and Gretel. They are two very brave girls. I wish I had been as wise and strong as they are when I was their age. Or even now, " says Malena Ernman. "
"Even if there has been a lot of criticism, so is the artist, convinced that it will come something good out of it all. "
" the Reactions have also been positive. I don't think I've seen a single post that focused on the climate with so many divisions in Sweden. So it is very hopeful. I think we are at the beginning of a great awakening. "
"According Ernman has objections to her daughter made because she is ”only” 16 years. "
"”But it is easily solved! No need to listen to Greta. It is enough that we listen to all the overwhelmed amount of research that she refers to and assumes. For nothing of what Greta says is new. It has been said by countless scientists again and again and again. The problem is that almost no one wanted to listen. And they still really don't want us to listen, continue to find all the possible reasons for it to remain so.”, she writes in the post. "
"Greta Thunberg take the criticism with the ro and notify via the mother's social media:"
"”All the above criticisms have one thing in common and that is that they do not understand the klimatkrisens full meaning and do not appear to be what I am doing completely incomprehensible. It had, of course, I expected,” she writes."
"– What I wanted to achieve with the strike was to get attention in the media, and that it would be written on the issue of climate change. This I have managed with a bit of in all cases, she said to Nöjesbladet then. "
"Since the high-profile skolstrejken so has Greta including speaking at the UN climate summit in the Polish Katowice, and inspired miljöaktioner the world over. "
"Her commitment has been made that she recently ended up in the Times list of the world's most influential young people. "
" It is inconceivable, it is not possible truly to understand. It feels like photoshoppat up my name in these articles. But it also feels good that there is a klimatmänniska on the list, " she has said to Nöjesbladet. "