The Simpsons predicted Greta Thunberg’s clash with world leaders fans believe as teen climate activist is branded the real life Lisa Simpson

The Simpsons predicted Greta Thunberg’s clash with world leaders fans believe as teen climate activist is branded the real life Lisa Simpson

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FANS of The Simpsons believe the show predicted Greta Thunberg’s clash with Donald Trump over her climate change campaign.

In one of the episodes of the much-loved US cartoon, the character Lisa Simpson campaigns to help save the environment and makes an emotional speech.

Lisa Simpson rants about climate change during an episode of The Simpsons
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Greta Thunberg struck a similar pose to Lisa Simpson during a passionate speech
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It’s not the first time The Simpsons has seemingly predicted the future.

In the episode Bart to the Future which aired in 2000, a grown-up Lisa Simpson is seen as the US president and while she sits in the White House she says: “We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump”.

The satire on US life is also said to have predicted a number of other real-life events such as the Ebola virus, Greece’s economic collapse and corruption within FIFA.

The well-known environmentalist Thunberg recently made a tearful speech at the United Nations Climate Summit.

The 16-year-old slammed the assembled leaders, telling them they had “stolen” her childhood.

As the US President arrived at the meeting Thunberg could be seen glaring at Trump.

Mr Trump, 73, later tweeted: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

Thunberg told the summit: “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope.

“How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and yet all you can talk about is money. You are failing us.”


Trump did not stay for Greta’s speech, but a video of the pair in the lobby of the UN headquarters in New York has gone viral.

As the made an unexpected entrance at the event, Greta’s expression changed into an ice-cold glare.

She went on to tell leaders they would never be forgiven if they failed to tackle rising temperatures.

Thunberg was spotted glaring at Trump after he made an unexpected appearance
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Lisa Simpson made a passionate speech about the environment to her classmates
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President Lisa refers to inheriting a "budget crunch" from President Trump
President Lisa refers to inheriting a ‘budget crunch’ from President Trump
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