Climate activist Greta Thunberg has told young protesters that politicians attending COP26 are "pretending to take our future seriously".
Crucial climate summit opens in Glasgow.
“Finally in Glasgow for the #COP26! And thank you for the very warm welcome,” tweeted the 18-year-old, who on Friday had attended a small London protest against global banks, accusing them of destabilizing the planet and putting many people’s lives at risk.
Thousands joining activist for march expected to bring traffic in parts of city to a standstill
“Our house is still on fire,” Thunberg said in her speech, repeating her remarks at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum a year ago.
Greta Thunberg has changed her name to Sharon on Twitter, in honour of a game show contestant who appeared to have no idea who she was.
Greta Thunberg's father has said he thought it was "a bad idea" for his daughter to take to the "front line" of the battle against climate change.
Inspired by Swedish teen, worldwide protest demands climate action
Millions of people from Sydney to Manila, Dhaka to London and New York will march for urgent action on climate breakdown.