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French business magnate Bernard Arnault, 70, (photo) has described climate activist Greta Thunberg as & # 39; demoralizing for young people & # 39;

Billionaire fashion CEO Bernard Arnault says that Greta Thunberg has completely surrendered to catastrophism and is demoralizing for young people

  • Fashion CEO said Greta Thunberg & # 39; dynamic & # 39; but & # 39; demoralizing & # 39; for youth
  • He made comments on Wednesday during his luxury gigantic LVMH sustainability event
  • The teenage activist led a 500,000-person climate march in Montreal on Friday
  • She met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier in the day, who praised her activism
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French business magnate Bernard Arnault, 70, has described climate activist Greta Thunberg as & # 39; demoralizing for young people & # 39 ;.

The billionaire Chief Executive of LVMH made the comments during a speech at the sustainability event of his luxury giant LVMH earlier this week.

Arnault said that although Greta was a & # 39; dynamic young girl & # 39 ;, she & # 39; fully surrendered to catastrophe & # 39 ;.

Arnault & # 39; s huge group has Fendi, Christian Dior and Givenchy under its brands.

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French business magnate Bernard Arnault, 70, (photo) has described climate activist Greta Thunberg as & # 39; demoralizing for young people & # 39;

French business magnate Bernard Arnault, 70, (photo) has described climate activist Greta Thunberg as & # 39; demoralizing for young people & # 39;

Arnault said that while Greta Thunberg (photo) is a & # 39; dynamic young girl & # 39; was, she & # 39; has completely surrendered to catastrophism & # 39;

Arnault said that while Greta Thunberg (photo) is a & # 39; dynamic young girl & # 39; was, she & # 39; has completely surrendered to catastrophism & # 39;

Arnault said that while Greta Thunberg (photo) is a & # 39; dynamic young girl & # 39; was, she & # 39; has completely surrendered to catastrophism & # 39;

& # 39; I think her views are demoralizing for young people, & # 39; the fashion CEO continued.

& # 39; I prefer positive solutions that allow us to achieve a more optimistic position. & # 39;

He added that there was a positive side to economic growth, pointing out that it had helped create jobs and lift many people out of poverty.

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& # 39; If we don't want to go backwards, we still need growth & # 39 ;, he said.

Thunberg met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier in the day on Friday (photo), who praised her climate change activism

Thunberg met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier in the day on Friday (photo), who praised her climate change activism

Thunberg met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier in the day on Friday (photo), who praised her climate change activism

The teenage activist has become a symbol of action against climate change and led a massive march in Montreal on Friday as part of a second global wave of protests in cities around the world and saw half a million people show up for the event.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Italy, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and other countries took part in the protests & # 39; Fridays for Future & # 39; to demand immediate action against climate change.

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Greta met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier in the day on Friday, who praised her activism about climate change.

Young activists and their supporters gather on September 27 for action against climate change in Montreal, Canada

Young activists and their supporters gather on September 27 for action against climate change in Montreal, Canada

Young activists and their supporters gather on September 27 for action against climate change in Montreal, Canada

& # 39; She is the voice of a generation, of young people calling on their leaders to do more and do better, & # 39; said Trudeau. & # 39; And I listen. & # 39;

Trudeau, in the midst of an election campaign, announced a plan to plant 2 billion trees in the coming decade.

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Thunberg, however, indicated that she expected more, even from leaders who welcomed the movement.

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