Viral image of submerged car with offense to Greta Thunberg is false

A a photograph that began circulating on social media late this week, where you can see a partially submerged car with a sticker that reads “Fuck you, Greta” (“Fuck you, Greta”), is tampered with. As you can see below, the original image does not have any sticker on the rear glass.

The idea behind the message was to criticize the deniers of global warming, placing this type of discourse framed in a reality that has been successively deconstructing it.

The original image, however, was captured by photographer David Young, from the German news agency DPA (Deutsche Presse-Agentur), and was published by the German newspaper Bild, for example, in a report on the devastating impact of the floods in the country.

There was no sticker or message in the original image, as confirmed by David Young to the G1. “There was no Greta sticker on the car. Someone thought it would be fun to make a joke,” he said.

The image was taken in the city of Erkrath, which is part of the administrative region of Düsseldorf, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Original image, in Bild newspaper© Bild Reproduction

The number of fatalities from floods in Europe has risen to more than 150, with the majority in Germany, where many people are still missing, predicting that the balance will worsen.

Remember that both the environmental organization Greenpeace and the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thumberg warned that floods are a consequence of the climate crisis and warned that these are just the beginning of a series of similar phenomena.

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