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Greta Thunberg Has a Fan in David Attenborough: "She Is There Because of Her Passion"


At just 16 years old, Greta Thunberg has developed thicker skin than most adults, thanks to her passion for fighting to protect the Earth. The climate activist can certainly stand up for herself — but she's also probably glad to have someone like famous historian Sir David Attenborough on her side. After English TV host Piers Morgan (and others on the far right) launched some pretty harsh criticism at Greta's recent UN speech, Attenborough made a few kind comments defending the teenager.

“Greta Thunberg is there because of her passion, her insight and her concern about the future,” Attenborough, 93, said in a statement the Huffington Post reported. “She’s a political person, she’s not a broadcasting person.”