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Singer/songwriter Meat Loaf, known for rock anthems like "I'd Do Anything For Love," learned that he was no match for young environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, worked with a pre-presidential Donald Trump on The Apprentice in 2010 and believes climate change is a hoax.


During an interview with The Daily Mail in which he discussed losing weight and being a "sex god," the topic shifted to climate change. The singer criticized Thunberg and accused the teen of being "brainwashed."

He expressed his pity for the Swedish activist, who accused global leaders last year of not taking enough responsibility to save the planet.
"I feel for that Greta. She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn't."
"She hasn't done anything wrong but she's been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true."

Twitter did not take kindly to his misguided comments about Thunberg.



Instead of scorching Meat Loaf for his patronizing mention of her, Thunberg—who turned 17 on Friday—identified the real issue in a tweet and said that climate change is "all about scientific facts."

"It's not about Meatloaf [sic]. It's not about me. It's not about what some people call me. It's not about left or right."
"It's all about scientific facts. And that we're not aware of the situation."
"Unless we start to focus everything on this, our targets will soon be out of reach."

She attached an info-graphic from the United Nations Environment Program emissions gap report, which illustrates the expected emissions gap in 2030 to reach the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets.


The report determined that in order to reach the 1.5°C Paris Accord goal, we must have a global commitment to drop emissions by 7.6% every year starting in 2020.

After ten years of collecting data, however, we are nowhere near closing the emissions gap.

We are reaching a tipping point.

Many people concerned for our planet came to Thunberg's side.




People are answering the call for change.



While others roasted Meat Loaf for being uninformed.




Meat Loaf has not publicly acknowledged Thunberg's response, but he did embarrassingly demonstrate he is "All Revved Up with No Place to Go."

Thunberg's book No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is available here.

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