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Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired by Greta Thunberg, goes cycling with climate change activist

The two were joined by Svante Thunberg and Christina Schwarzenegger.

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Updated: Nov 08, 2019, 06.01 PM IST
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​The Schwarzeneggers and Thunbergs rode their bicycles around Santa Monica, California. (In pic - Greta Thunberg & Arnold Schwarzenegger).
The Schwarzeneggers and Thunbergs rode their bicycles around Santa Monica, California. (In pic - Greta Thunberg & Arnold Schwarzenegger).
NEW DELHI: Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become an inspiration for most Hollywood celebrities. After her brief meeting with the Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the 16-year-old environmentalist went cycling with her father Svante, and the 'Terminator' of Hollywood - Arnold Schwarzenegger - with his daughter Christina last week.

The 72-year-old actor took to social media on Tuesday to share pictures of their cycling session. In his post, Schwarzenegger called Thunberg his see 'friend' and one of his 'heroes', and was excited to introduce the environmental activist to his daughter. The Schwarzeneggers and Thunbergs rode their bicycles around Santa Monica, California.


Schwarzenegger's 28-year-old daughter also shared images with 'inspiring' Thunberg on Instagram.

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So honored to meet and spend some time with @gretathunberg

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On Friday, Thunberg, who shook the entire nation with her speech at UN Climate Action Summit in New York, met the environmentalist-actor DiCaprio in Los Angeles. Posting pictures along side the teenage climate crusader, he hailed her as a "leader". "There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways - but Greta Thunberg has become a leader of our time," he wrote.

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There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

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"History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted," he wrote, adding: "I hope that Greta's message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over."

DiCaprio said it was an "honour" to meet with Thunberg and that he is "optimistic about what the future holds" thanks to young activists like her.

"She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet," he added.


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