Greta’s father sceptical about her activism

31 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

STOCKHOLM: Svante Thunberg, father of eco-warrior Greta Thunberg, thinks his daughter is happier being an activist but admitted in an interview he had reservations about her taking up the struggle.

Speaking to the BBC, the 50-year-old actor-turned-producer said he and Greta’s mother—opera singer Malena Ernman—originally objected to their daughter’s decision to become a climate activist.

“Obviously we thought it was a bad idea, putting herself out there with all the hate on social media,” he said.