- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg fired back at singer Meat Loaf on Monday after he said she’s been “brainwashed” to believe the worst about climate change.

Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, told the Daily Mail in a new interview that he doesn’t believe in climate change and that young people like Ms. Thunberg are being “forced” into believing the planet is in danger.

“She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn’t,” the “Bat out of Hell” singer said. “She hasn’t done anything wrong but she’s been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true.”

Ms. Thunberg, 17, of Sweden, responded on Twitter with data from the United Nations claiming that the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature goal is quickly “slipping out of reach.”

“It’s not about Meatloaf,” she wrote. “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,” she added. “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.”

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