Activist @GretaThunberg tells world leaders at a United Nations climate summit they are “not mature enough” to “tell it like it is” on climate change, adding young people will “never forgive” them if they fail to act .
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” She added.
English isn’t even her first language and she’s a child, yet here she articulates to the world, with a clarity few adults reach in a lifetime, the most important message for humanity.
The teenager reprimanded those who she accused of ignoring science and being too slow in their approach to tackle climate crisis. Heads of states are meeting on Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit to discuss the moves needed to reverse the climate change crisis. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged industry and country heads to lay out their plans to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris accord. But as some leaders held back, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech calling their inaction at the summit “unacceptable”.