Greta Thunberg Says She Doesn't Need A Halloween Costume to Scare 'a Bunch of Angry Climate Crisis Deniers'

Climate change activist Great Thunberg has shared a humorous Halloween post, saying she doesn't need to dress up to scare "angry climate crisis deniers."

In a photo posted to her Twitter page for Halloween, the teenage activist stood next to a sign reading "school strike for the climate" in her native Swedish—in a post liked by more than 125,000 people at the time of writing.

"So today is Halloween. I don't celebrate it back home, but I thought I might give it a try. And apparently when it comes to scaring a bunch of angry climate crisis deniers - I don't even have to dress up!! #trickortreat," Thunberg wrote.

So today is Halloween. I don’t celebrate it back home, but I thought I might give it a try.
And apparently when it comes to scaring a bunch of angry climate crisis deniers - I don’t even have to dress up!! #trickortreat

— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 1, 2019

Among the thousands of responses to her post were numerous pictures of people whose children had dressed up as Thunberg for their own Halloween costumes.

Thunberg has become a prominent figure in the climate change movement after protesting in Sweden by striking from school on Fridays and demonstrating outside the Swedish parliament and calling for action on climate change—a protest that prompted others to join her and led to the Fridays for Future school climate strike.

Her work resulted in her being invited to speak at the UN Climate Summit, giving an impassioned speech that saw her slam world leaders, saying: "You have stolen my dreams, and my childhood, with your empty words."

More recently, Thunberg was awarded the Nordic Council's 2019 environmental award, which she turned down last week, telling her followers in an Instagram post that she thought the climate change movement needed action rather than awards.

"I have received the Nordic Council's environmental award 2019. I have decided to decline this prize," she wrote in her post.

"I want to thank the Nordic Council for this award. It is a huge honour. But the climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science."

"The Paris Agreement, which all of the Nordic countries have signed, is based on the aspect of equity, which means that richer countries must lead the way. We belong to the countries that have the possibility to do the most. And yet our countries still basically do nothing. So until you start to act in accordance with what the science says is needed to limit the global temperature rise below 1,5 degrees or even 2 degrees celsius, I - and Fridays For Future in Sweden - choose not to accept the Nordic Councils environmental award nor the prize money of 500 000 Swedish kronor," she added.