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Greta Thunberg responds to viral death metal speech remix

The teen climate activist has the perfect response to a viral video death metal remix of her UN speech.

September 30, 2019
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UPDATE: OCT. 1, 2019, 1:48 P.M ET

The viral metal take on the impassioned speech from teen activist Greta Thunberg is setting out to do some good as well. Receiving an official release today, All of the proceeds for the single will benefit Greenpeace, an international activist group fighting for climate action and educating people about the environment. Read more on this here.

ORIGINAL STORY: SEPT. 30, 2019, 3:37 P.M ET

Earlier this month, Greta Thunberg condemned the United Nations for their lack of action to protect the environment. Shortly after, her powerful speech was turned into a Swedish death metal song.

Now, the 16-year-old activist has responded to the song in the very best way.

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For those who may be unaware, Thunberg is a Swedish teen who skipped school to protest outside of her country’s parliament. She has gained notoriety for all of her work within the climate change activism movement. Thunberg was also the driving force behind the coordinated strike from school that protested government and business inaction on climate change. The strike took place in 150 countries.

Following the strike, she delivered the scathing speech to the UN.

YouTuber John Mollusk then took the speech and transformed it into a death metal track.

Over the weekend, the teenage activist caught wind of the viral video, sharing it on Twitter along with the perfect response.

“I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only!!”

Thunberg was featured on the first track from The 1975’s forthcoming record, Notes on a Conditional Form. 

The 1975 track pulls the activist’s 2018 speech at the World Economic Forum and places it over soft, melodic music.

You can listen to the track below, and catch Thunberg’s speech in the video beneath it.

The 1975 have been outspoken about their support for climate action and saving the environment. They recently signed onto a campaign that’s fighting to create emergency climate change action. Music Declares Emergency, a music industry collective group, is leading the campaign, now gaining 2,000 signatures of support.

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.