When Donald Trump called Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist a “very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future” on Twitter, the reportedly sarcastic remarks were supposed to sting. Thunberg, however, expertly upended Trump’s comments by logging onto her Twitter account and turning his remarks into her tongue-in-cheek Twitter bio.
“A very happy girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” Thunberg’s short bio now reads. As far as power moves go, this is an epic one.
This is hardly the first – or last – time that climate change activists have used social media to clapback at those who criticise them. Here are a few of the best moments
When Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter hit back at her father’s comments about Greta Thunberg
When an astrophysicist clapped back at someone who told her that she didn't understand the science of climate change
When Amy Klobuchar and Donald Trump came to blows over climate change
When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told AOC to leave climate change to God and AOC responded with quotes from the literal Bible
When Greta Thunberg joked that she had “moved on” from climate change
When Bernie Sanders hit back at bad science being peddled on alt-right news platform Breitbart
When people called out AOC’s support for solar power and completely missed the point
When someone rightly compared Trump’s climate change denial to the Titanic