Greta Thunberg sits next to young climate activists from Argentina, Kenya, and Fiji, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the opening session of the Youth Climate Summit on Saturday morning September 21, 2019 at the United Nations in New York.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted glowingly about 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
  • Thunberg has become a globally recognised figure and led the movement which inspired huge strikes all over the world on Friday.
  • Musk said on Saturday that Thunberg shows "better reasoning [and] more heart than the vast majority of political leaders".
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Elon Musk tweeted his support of iconoclastic climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Saturday.

Musk retweeted an article from Scientific American about Thunberg's role in the global climate change protests last week. A Twitter user commented in response: "Let's let a 16 year old determine world policy. I love you Elon, but this is wrong."

Musk replied that Thunberg is a "16 year old who has better reasoning [and] more heart than the vast majority of political leaders."

Millions of people all over the world joined strikes on Friday demanding governments and businesses take action to combat climate change. The strike movement was inspired by Thunberg after she started striking every Friday in 2018.

Read more: How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate-change activism

Elon Musk is a vocal opponent of fossil-fuels, and has said that his electric vehicle company Tesla is part of his vision for a greener world.

Musk also served on two advisory White House councils in 2017, but quit after President Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord. "Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," Musk tweeted at the time.

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