Movie star and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met with climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday for a bicycle ride around Santa Monica.
Ex-California Governor Schwarzenegger, a major climate activist himself, arranged a meeting between his daughter Christina and Greta Thunberg to discuss how to battle global warming.
“It was fantastic to see my friend and one of my heroes @GretaThunberg last week and go on a bike ride around Santa Monica together and I was so pumped to introduce her to my daughter Christina. Keep inspiring, Greta!”
The star of the Terminator series also revealed that he lent his Tesla to Thunberg to use while she is in the United States.
Greta Thunberg refuses to leave a “carbon footprint” and, as such, will only travel by electric cars, trains, and sailboats while rejecting things like busses and airplanes.
This is the second major celebrity meeting for Thunberg this month. Just last week, she met with another major climate activist celebrity, Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio posted this tribute to Greta Thunberg on his Instagram, declaring her a “leader of our time”:
“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 “
Leonardo DiCaprio has been criticized for his frequent use of gas-guzzling private jets, even when he is traveling to major climate change functions. Like many celebrities, he claims to have offset this with “carbon-neutral donations” to climate change non-profit organizations.