Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show

Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show

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Welcome to The Daily Show. -Thank you so much.
-And welcome to New York City. You came here
on a zero-emissions boat, and part of me thinks that’s
because you love the climate; the other part of me wonders if that’s just
your Viking heritage. -(laughter)
-Maybe it is. -It might be?
-Yeah. Tell me why you did that. Why didn’t you fly
to New York City to come and, you know, speak
at the U.N. and-and, you know, inspire people to move forward
in the climate change movement? I did it because I have,
since a few years, stopped flying
because of the enormous impact aviation has on the climate,
uh, individually. And, um, just to make a stand. And, uh, I am one of
the very few people in the world who can actually do such a trip, so I thought, why not? Wow. (applause, cheering) Wow. I, uh… I mean, I know
I wouldn’t do that as a kid, -and I wouldn’t do it now. Um…
-(laughter) But what-what is inspiring
is your determination, and what’s inspiring
is that it doesn’t just affect other young people. It started to effect
older generations in Sweden, in Germany. People are starting to call it
“The Greta Effect,” where people are taking
more trains– since you started
this movement– they’ve said they feel ashamed to fly unnecessarily
in Europe. Your mom is an opera singer
and she stopped flying, which means she couldn’t perform
the way she used to. Do you sometimes feel bad
that she can’t perform, or are you more excited
that she’s not part of, I guess, polluting the planet? I don’t care, honestly,
about how she performs. -She…
-(laughter) She… (laughter and applause) She’s… She’s doing
musicals now, so, I mean,
she had to change career, but it wasn’t that big. (laughter) And the planet is the most
important thing for you. Yeah. I mean, for all of us,
I think it should be. Why… (applause) Why do you think… Why do you think young people are so focused
on climate change now? There’s a definite, uh,
disconnect between older generations
and younger generations when talking about the climate. Why do think that is? I mean, I think it is
because we, in a way, feel like it is more
a direct threat. Others feel like, “I won’t be alive then,
anyway, so screw it.” But we…
But we, we actually know that these consequences will face us during
our lifetime, and it is already
happening now. And it will get worse. And, uh, so I think
that is why so many young people,
especially, care about this. And, uh, and, of course, the awareness is not
as it needs to be, it’s not as much
as it needs to be. People are still very unaware,
it’s my experience. And, uh, so we need to continue, but you can see
that among young people the concern is bigger. What do you think people need
to learn about climate change? Many people have heard
of the climate warming up. Some people have a small
understanding of what it means, but what do you think is lacking in the understanding
of this issue? I think pretty much everything
because, I mean, we know that something is wrong,
that the planet is warming because of increased
greenhouse gas emissions, and that might lead to– that the ice caps will melt, and the global temperature
will rise, and there will be more extreme
weather events and so on. But they-they don’t understand how severe
this crisis actually is, and it is because
they have not been informed. Um, I mean, we are right now
in the beginning of the sixth max–
mass extinction, and, uh, people don’t know
these things. Up to 200 species go extinct every single day, and, uh, people don’t even know that we have… For a 67% chance of limiting the global temperature rise
to 1.5 degrees, we had, on January 1, 2018, 420 gigatons of carbon dioxide
left to emit to stay within that target, and now we’re already down
to less than 360. If we continue at the same
emission level as now, we have less
than eight and a half years until that budget is gone according to the IPCC
from the SR15 report. And that is for a 67% chance. Wow. And, um… Wow. 67% chance, and we’re not even hitting
those targets. What do you think
people could do, and what do you think
governments should be doing? I think people should do…
should do everything, but I think right now, if I were to choose one thing
everyone would do, it would be to…
to inform yourself and to try to understand
the situation and try to-to push
for a political movement that doesn’t exist because the politics needed
to… to fix this -doesn’t exist today.
-Mm-hmm. Um, so, I think what
we should do as individuals is to use the power
of democracy that… to make our voices heard and to make sure that…
that the people in power actually cannot continue
to ignore this. That’s powerful. -(cheering and applause)
-Wow. Do you… Do you feel a difference
in the conversation traveling from Sweden to, um, America? Is-is there a different feeling
around climate change? Uh, I would say yes. Um, because, here, it’s… it feels like it is being
discussed as something you– whether you believe in
or not believe in. -(chuckling, applause)
-And, uh… where I come from, where I come from,
it’s more like… it’s a fact. -And…
-(cheering and applause) So then I-I have
to ask you this. You sail from Europe
to New York City. Um… New York City is, um, quite an assault on the senses, um, when you come
from anywhere else. What is the biggest thing
that has stuck out to you in New York City? Uh, I mean, just everything. All the impressions. Everything is so much,
so big, so loud. -And, uh…
-(laughter) people talk so loud here
as well. And, uh, because– when you are on that boat, when I was on that boat, there is nothing. There’s just the ocean and, uh, of course,
the sound of the waves crashing. -But that’s it.
-Mm-hmm. No-no smells. (laughter) -A-Apart from sweat, but…
-(chuckles) Right. So, I remember
the first thing I noticed when I… when I–
when we came into the harbor was I woke up and, suddenly, it smelled something. And, of course,
it-it was pollution. But it’s still something. And that… and that was… It was i… -undescribable, to…
-(laughter) to-to go
from this extreme environment. -You’re disconnected from
everything and everyone. -Right. You only have yourself
and the ocean and the boat, of course, um, to New York. That is a-an accurate
and brilliant description of New York. It is undescribable
and it smells. (laughter, applause) -Yeah.
-I think that is fantastic. -(cheering and applause)
-I’m excited for your journey. I can’t wait to see
what else you’re gonna do. -Thank you for making time
for us. -Thank you. The next global climate strike
will be on Friday, September 20. To find or register
your local strike, go to Greta Thunberg, everybody.

100 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show

  • Maciej Chmielewski Post author

    She is a psycho

  • Lux Post author

    If you want to learn the art of patience, drive everyday in NY ??

  • Grand Admiral Thrawn Post author

    Greta Thunberg is a joke. She doesn’t know what she is talking about and is merely a puppet. A bunch of adults are brainwashing her to say these things. She is also mentally unstable and has broken down several times because she can’t handle what she is doing. I also like how she can get up in front of adults and say these things and once someone criticizes her, everyone blows up as says that you shouldn’t criticize a child. Then she shouldn’t be a public speaker. And that whole stop flying thing. Yes she took a sailboat over here for the UN meeting, but her entire crew flew. A little hypocritical.

  • Tey Jordan Post author

    I love how humble she is. She didn’t want to smile during the compliments.

  • Rola A Post author

    I didn't think she would be this soft spoken,from her other events,she seemed (how do I put this) louder? Or maybe she was shy,either way she is spitting facts

  • Jose Veliz Post author

    I bet you this bitch don’t even cleans her room

  • That sensible guy Post author

    As Putin said, " What Greta says is good, but she should rethink how the world works. The people of Africa want to be as industrially rich as Europeans. Does Greta know how must would it cost for solar energy to be supplied to Africa"

  • Corenchie Reynaldo Post author

    I was in an UNCANNY VALLEY 12 times during this video. The cause. She is 16, our US President is over 70. At what age does wisdom starts?

  • Mad Bro? Post author

    I can't believe this many people are actually okay with what her parents are doing to her. Global warming has happened before and we're all not goin to die from it. You all are distracted from what's really going on in are country with the democrats.

  • NO NAME Post author

    "Greta Thunberg explains why she traveled to America in a zero emissions boat" But the boat is made cause of CO2 and her crew of 6 people had to fly home… and see claims to be able to see the CO2 in the air? thats what normal people will call a "scam artist"
    But you say people are unaware? Nope most people just know that the sun and our rotation around the Sun, is cause of climate change. and 400ppm CO2 means 0,04% and water vapor is 99%…. Sorry to say it kid… but you have been brainwashed… and you promote the governments climate politics… Yes climate change is a fact, but the 0,04% cant change the power of the sun….

  • Jonathan Lin Post author

    Answers 5:10

  • Angel Monarrez Post author

    Get her on Ellen !!!

  • Hadie Bah Post author

    As far as climate change is concerned am with Trump in this one. As an African I sees it as another agenda of the European to hold Africa back. Example with all this Europe did nothing about it but Switzerland ?? has started paying some Africans country to stop developing their country all in the name of keeping the forests ?

  • Lisa Wilson Post author

    Beautiful intelligent young person!

  • OK Post author

    Can we keep kids out of politics please? Thanks 🙂

  • Delphino Aleon Post author

    The Greta Effect. I'm old enough to be her grandfather, and I was super proud to be at the climate strike in the capital of Michigan. We are super proud of you Greta and great job being a host Trevor. Thank you both.

  • Dr Terry CREAGH Post author

    The clods who down voted this must be highly suicidal in temperament.

  • Tom Costin Post author

    In 1971: the ice caps will melt by the year 2000, in 1980: most coast lines will draw inland by 2000, in blah blah blah. Fuck the fuck off with the fear ass bull shit. Good luck with fearing the clouds falling into our basements. Bull shit, the full of it. I mean that.

  • Joyce Njabi Price Post author

    Mothers career: Am I a joke to you?

  • D. Peluso Post author

    Lol globalist psychos.

  • Salman Nazeer Post author

    What about these corporate companies who emit the 70% of all the green house gass in the world

  • Zak Adoke Post author


  • Don Fields Post author

    Greta is so awesome, i just love this kid. Smart, funny, cute, i think she will go far, its not suprising how inspiring she is to so many. And how threatening and frightening she is to the idiot greta haters. Those nimrods crack me up with all their bs rants, i dont dig them harshing on this little one, i feel,kind of protective of her. But their harmless little pathetic whiners, they have no clue whats happening and unfortunately for us all, they will be horrified very soon at how wrong they were. Realizing how foolish they were listening and following like sheep, instead figuring the truth out for themselves. Hopefully greta treats their ignorance as i do, just laughing at their stupidity, amazed at their ignorance, and content knowing i cant help them, they have to wtfu themselves, trying to talk sense into "them" is like banging your head on a rock. They wont get it, and you will get a headache. Its best to just laugh at them, we know the simple truth, its basic math and grade school earth science, AND THEY DONT GET IT BWAHAHAHA, so how could i expect to get them to,see the truth with their dellusional minds. Keep up the great work "GREATA" THURNBERG, and excellent interview trevor. ??✌

  • Marcel Yochanan Post author

    What’s up with that Ben Stiller add? I’ve never seen someone look so unenthused about helping the poor. Like.. why are you even in the commercial? lol

  • Connor Moran Post author


  • Lane Jones Post author

    As if lol! This little girl is a Freemason puppet.

  • Left Brain Post author


    Epstine didn't kill himself.

  • Ben Solin Post author

    Her crew to captain the boat had to fly to her boat crew it then fly back
    Lowering omissions lady’s and gentlemen
    Yes they did donate to carbon-reducing endeavors but the damage has already been done.

  • Assefa Tessema Post author

    Do people really believe in ' there is no climate change'?

  • Stephen Wheeler Post author

    Didn’t the Crew fly home ?

  • truths33kr Post author

    Dont give a sh*t what children think.

  • Rakuzen Post author

    Some Americans believes in the Area 51 zombiefied aliens but not climate change…
    Why? Because a donkey can't be a horse in a single day or ever.

  • amanda handscombe Post author

    Trust him to get in on the act… It's not inspiring it's utterly stupid to cross the oceans in winter as you also put the life guards at risk is they have to go to save you… Sounds like she hates her mother… They say trump is crass with his words when she says screw it she gets a laugh… I can't stand her she is unemotional towards people and is only emotional towards weather…which cannot be controlled… So why are the scientists NOT SUPPORTING HER WHY ARE THEY NOT ON STAGE WITH HER IN EACH COUNTRY …SHES FUL OF CRAP…

  • Ephraim Mathapo Post author

    Aviation doesnt do harm to the climate than the manufacturing industry. The clothes that she is wearing, the furniture she's sitting on is the result of cutting of trees. Her hype will wear off and our lives will continue as normal.

  • -- Post author

    It's idiotic shaming people for environmental damage and not encouraging them to care! They can't care when they're hungry

  • ayden s Post author

    All I have to say is, welcome to idiot america!

  • ih8myfriends Post author

    Let’s watch those climate denying morons try to learn her language well enough to match her English acumen.

  • TomDragon Rock Post author

    Discounting the smells of the city. We have to be aware that New York is one of the most sustainable cities in America. People live closer and drive less. But keep going greta

  • Jane A Post author

    I ❤️ Greta.

  • Jane A Post author

    It’s A FACT.

  • Diet Bleach Post author

    My mind is flooding with memes. Stupid Internet

  • TMSupreme 77 Post author

    Wel jammer dat ze geen feiten geeft, alleen maar emotie…

  • Brett Kelly Post author

    Side bar: Talk show audiences are garbage.

  • Van Vu Post author

    Andrew Yang can save America from all the stupidity

  • skydivemaniac Post author

    I just think she looks so cute 🙂

  • ron perry Post author

    how dare you! I'm sorry but we didn't ask you for advice and yes you should be back in school

  • Shrek Post author

    I love it when a privileged white girl who's had it all tells the rest of us how to live. She is either a saint or the world's greatest truant.

  • Big Teddy Bear Post author

    Good Viking girl. Using her 0 em boat! So proud!

  • Big Teddy Bear Post author

    It's a fact here in Alaska too Greta. Warmest fall on record.

  • Justin credible Post author

    the guy that owns the boat fly over from Europe to nyc to sail with her… he didn't help the climate… it's all a show… they gotta produce so much carbon just for this stunts…

  • niko dantona Post author

    Horrible crowd

  • Ekaterina S Post author

    She should back off.
    Sailing over the world while producing even more carbon dioxide!?

  • Daniel Franc6 Post author

    Oh pls

  • Michele Eslick Post author

    Book her every chance you get.

  • Euph Post author

    People seems to be ignoring the elephant in the room, what cost are we going to pay to save the environment, and are we ready to pay for it.

    We all know climate-change change it's a thing by now,stop pointing fingers and blaming others ,and tell me what are the costs.

    If I tell you your income will be lower by 20% at least to save the climate , how many of you will accept it within a heartbeat? Thumbs down if you will.

  • alex stephen Post author

    What will she do if she sees people smoking?

  • Emil Post author

    You know you're living in society gone mass psychosis when adults are venerating a 16 year old drooling, autistic girl that looks like a 9 year old and wish for their own demise when they get struck by climate anxiety. Yes, that's a term now: Climate anxiety.

  • Nebucadneza Post author

    Airplanes are about 5% of the worlds CO2 emission.
    Meat industry about 35%
    Of that 35% 1/4 is foodwaste…

    Im still eating meat, but every time im about to purchase, i think about what im doing.

    I think if everyone would just be more aware of what they buy and if it realy must be the imported stuff, this would help already alot.

  • Orsis Rutherford Post author

    Trevor Fuckface interviews the little Antichrist. How interesting!!!!

  • Earrapes are good good Post author

    Even without humans, climate changes would still exist. You can't stop nor minder the effects, I think you can only slow the process down. I don't even need to start talking about electric cars.

  • John Brown Post author

    Why didn’t you fly to New York City. Because aviation puts to much co2 into the atmosphere ?. Two crew members get flown over from Sweden to sail the boat back. Libtards love the dumb stunt.

  • John Brown Post author

    I remember when I was a kid they called it global warming. It’s now been switched to climate change. Guess what the climate has always been changing. When I come from that’s a fact

  • You're Nemesis Post author

    Go and fuck yourself Greta you scumbag hypocrite child.
    You took my childhood away you bad adults…you made me cCwhy and Cwhy and Cwhy..
    BOO HOO ….Now I have to travel the world in my 500,000 dollar Solar powered catamaran yacht with Sat navigation radar ..all mod cons.
    I have to shit and piss all over the atlantic and Pacific Ocean and dump my toilet waste there without you seeing….
    Boo Hoo boo Hoo.
    My childhood is so bad Wah Wah Wah.

  • Piston Hurricane Post author

    This girl is definitely special, special ed that is. The left has pumped her out and it’s a disgrace

  • Piston Hurricane Post author

    Trevor Noah is a POS

  • 1776 Post author

    Ppl started screaming when she called climate change a fact. Was it a fact when PRESIDENTIAL Candidate Al Gore said in 2006 we have only 10 years to save the planet. Watch his movie.

    Here are a list of smart ppl saying the same thing as her but it was in the 70’s:

  • Who Wants to Know Post author

    Anyone else feeling completely inadequate as a human being now? Just me? Cool.

  • Bangwao Abang Post author

    I agree with what she stands but Something tells me she is more than herself..

  • Andy Miller Post author

    Climate change, the biggest lie from the NWO to take another step towards total world control.

  • Iron Baron Post author

    All jokes aside that thumbnail could be a meme

  • Iron Baron Post author

    People should stop making memes about her and listen

  • Ahnaf Dragneel Post author

    Many people I know, and the media, render her as completely dumb, and calls her a puppet of some organizations.

    She is fairly intelligent

  • Ronny Tshuma Post author

    This girl is be qreat

  • Bobby Chang Post author

    Trevor is my news source.

  • gregory Genx88 Post author

    Liberal agenda to raise taxes. Remember taxes = stealing

  • Gordy Post author

    Pay attention to what she and people like her are saying. It’s the truth.

  • Elizabeth Quinn Post author

    She’s a big ignorant and spoiled little girl

  • Joseph Zanes Post author

    I dont see any actual change in weather patterns to verify accounts of climate change – do you know something I dont?

  • Viaceslav Siskinas Post author

    Sjukt tjej?????

  • Beth N Post author

    She’s great!

  • Antone TM Post author

    We’re all gonna die one day anyway so imma live the last few years of earth doing whatever I please

  • Ben Johnson Post author

    She reminds me of that girl in the exorcist.

  • tamie341 Post author

    You growin on me trev dawg!

  • Jaydan Ngugi Post author

    it is true

  • Antonio Meyrelles do souto Post author

  • Jacob Shultz Post author

    I just want to punch her face repeatedly

  • Rich murphy Post author


  • Tiger Tilt Post author

    how dare you trevor you pig

  • Joze Butinar Post author

    Sorry but mentaly ill people inspire no one

  • AviationNationHD Post author

    Only thing she encourages me to do is put in ear plugs.

  • Samantha Bumgarner Post author

    I hope when she gets old enough (by law), that she will run for office and put in place an act for the environment that will spread everywhere and enacted by every country.

  • Blas Post author

    She should be in the school

  • 2Cool4U Post author

    Inspiring? Nigga I don't got money like this chick why should the privilege tell me what to do

  • italianstllion93 Post author

    Being vegan is the NUMBER ONE thing you can do to help the environment, and it is NOT HARD. It about facing the truth NOW and moving through the petty fears of the ego which resists truth and transformation. Go vegan.

  • Muxy CR Post author

    Fuck Greta

  • Warren Cooper Post author

    Where I stay in South Africa we never had a winter this year …. the problems are real

  • Tindreal Post author

    Her goals are true and should be followed, too bad she herself is just a puppet of rich left politicians 🙁

  • Claudio Escandell Post author

    I haven’t seen a worse comedian like this Noah guy , and this girl !!! What a freaking looser !! Now that I think about it this two are the prefect couple ! Looser Maximus!!!!


    Greta says: HOW DARE YOU?
    Irresponsible people say: YOU SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL,GO HOME.


    Irresponsible people say: I NEED A DOCTOR. I AM IN PAIN. GOD WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?

  • Roy Post author

    A fucking joke all of you!

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