When teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg’s father was asked if he was proud of his daughter, he replied saying definitely not.
In a BBC interview Svante was asked the question to which he said he didn’t really care for pride and was “not at all proud” of Greta, his daughter. He was also asked about what he felt regarding his daughter’s achievements as far as climate activism is concerned. To this, he focused more on his and his wife’s contribution.
He added that he was glad he had been able to contribute and that he and his wife had really listened to their daughter and they were happy they did.
Thunberg asserted that he and his wife hadn’t been too keen on Greta being the face of climate activism in the world, because they were aware of the amount of hate she’ll receive.
While talking about Greta’s early days as a climate activist he said, Greta stopped speaking or meeting people. She had even stopped going to school and was at home for practically a year.
However, he added that focusing on climate change has made her happy and given her a sense of purpose, which was previously lacking.