Climate activist Greta Thunberg bursts into song in front of an audience during a youth climate summit.
During the event in Stockholm on Saturday, Thunberg brought back a popular internet meme from 2007 known as “recrawling”.
According to the Washington Post, “Since 2007, recrawling has become one of the Internet’s endless nonsense. The conceit is simple enough: Someone posts a link that appears to be a video, news clip or, really, anything, but its Instead the recipient was treated to a music video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give Up’.”
Thunberg took the stage, telling the audience, “We are no strangers to love.” He began dancing and singing Astley’s song with another actor on stage. ”
He received praise from the singer on Twitter.
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“Surprising,” Astley wrote.
Amazing and tech on my maket! Rick X @Greta Thunberg @ClimateLive2021 https://t.co/UXs4zypoNc pic.twitter.com/0Y7b1o4OC7
— Rick Astley (@rickastley) 17 October 2021
At the event, Thunberg departed from her routine of criticizing world leaders for failing to do enough to tackle climate change.
Last month, Thunberg appeared before the Youth 4 Climate event, discussing 30 years of “blah, blah, blah”.
“So-called leaders cherry-pick youths in such meetings to pretend they are listening to us, but they are not,” he added.
Thunberg emphasized that “there is no plan B… change is not only possible but necessary, but only if we continue as we are now.”
At a House Oversight Environment Subcommittee hearing in April, Thunberg asked politicians how long they believed they could “ignore the climate crisis,” as IJR reports.
“You’re going away now, but sooner or later people will realize what you’re doing now,” he said.
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