Greta Thunberg, the Swedish high school student seen by many as a leading climate change ambassador, rocked Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” on stage at a Climate Live concert in Stockholm.
Thunberg “Rickrollé” the young audience.
The Washington Post has identified the art of “Rickrolling” as “one of the internet’s most enduring pranks,” which involves sending a link disguised as something else, but once clicked, the recipient is treated. with Rick Astley’s 1987 hit.
A TikTok video from the event shows Thunberg telling the audience, “We’re no strangers to love.” She was joined on stage by another performer and they both started dancing, much to the audience’s delight.
Thunberg berated world leaders last month for failing to keep their funding pledges to help poor countries adapt to global warming and for delivering too much “blah blah” as climate change takes its toll on the world. the world.
“They invite handpicked young people to pretend to listen to us,” Thunberg said. “But they’re not. They clearly aren’t listening to us. Just look at the numbers. The shows keep going up. The science doesn’t lie.”
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Astley seemed pleased with Thunberg’s performance. He tweeted: “Fantastic”.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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