Schwarzenegger teams up with activist Greta Thunberg at climate summit
01 June 2019 | 11:00 am
A top climate summit organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger's environmental organization has opened in Vienna. Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the opening of a failure by the leaders in attendance to act.
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