ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus has thrown his support behind Greta Thunberg, describing the teenage climate activist as a girl with "superpowers".

In a video message, he described the 16-year-old, who started her school strikes outside the Swedish parliament last August and has become a figurehead of the global climate movement, as a "populist's nightmare".

The singer said he couldn’t understand where the animosity towards her comes from. He said:

How can you stoop so low as to criticise the looks of a child? A young girl.

The reason is of course the lack of counter arguments.

The comments are undoubtedly a swipe at right-wingers everywhere, including Katie Hopkins, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Piers Morgan, but also world leaders including presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, who have mocked or belittled the teen activist.

Given that Thunberg has declared a climate “SOS”, perhaps it’s unsurprising that the ABBA hitmaker is behind his country’s newest star.

He's also not the only one - a Swedish rock band recently turned Thunberg's UN speech into a death metal song.

HT Sky News

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