British Queen Praises Young Climate Activists in Christmas Speech


“The challenges many people face today may be different to those once faced by my generation, but I have been struck by how new generations have brought a similar sense of purpose to issues such as protecting our environment and our climate,” the queen said.

Her words pursued a talk of the 75th commemoration of D-Day commended this June.

“I well remember the look of concern on my father’s face. He knew the secret D-Day plans but could of course share that burden with no one,” she recalled. The queen was a teenager during World War II and, after she turned 18 in 1944, she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, a women’s auxiliary branch of the army, according to TIME. She was the first female member of the royal family to be “a full-time active member in the women’s service,” The Associated Press reported at the time.

2019 has been a major year for the adolescent atmosphere development. “Atmosphere strike” won Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year and Greta Thunberg, who helped dispatch the development when she started a one-understudy strike before Swedish parliament in August 2018, was picked as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. In September, seven days of worldwide atmosphere strikes drew in excess of 7,000,000 members, making the week one of the biggest worldwide fights ever.

The British sovereign’s applause for the youthful activists appears differently in relation to the reactions of other world pioneers. U.S. President Donald Trump has over and over taunted Thunberg, most as of late lashing out when she won Person of the Year, HuffPost revealed.