Greta Thunberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger make an unlikely duo, though the former may have shown that she has the nerves to match any of the Austrian actors most heroic characters, with her recent speech at the United Nations.
Now, Schwarzenegger has shown his support to Thunberg and her fellow activists by lending Thunberg his Tesla Model 3 car during her visit.
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Cutting down emissions
Thunberg sailed to the US last month in an effort to lower her emissions by not traveling by plane. Since then, she has spoken to politicians at the UN Climate Summit and taken part in several climate protests.
The 16-year-old climate activist is set to travel to Canada next, and Arnold Schwarzenegger offered to lend her his Tesla Model 3 so she could travel across the U.S.-Canada border.
As per Newsweek, Thunberg recently told presenters on Scandinavian talk show Skavlan: "A lot of people have offered to lend us, for example, their electric car."
"One of the funniest offers I've received is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered me to lend his electric car if I want to."
A climate protest tour
At the UN Climate Summit, Thunberg said the following:
"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones."
She told politicians all they talk about in the face of the climate crisis is "money and fairytales of eternal economic growth."
Schwarzenegger also has a record of fighting to reduce the effects of climate change, having signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 while in office.
Excited to kick off our @R20_AWS in Vienna. I have to admit I was starstruck when I met @gretathunberg. Tune in tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/b0c5FtmZDq— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 27, 2019
The Terminator actor turned politician is one of many high-profile names to show their support for Thunberg's cause. The others include Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Barack Obama.