This is not a drill. My name is Greta Thunberg. We are living in the beginning of a mass extinction. Our climate is breaking down. Children like me are giving up their education to protest. But we can still fix this. You can still fix this. To survive, we need to stop burning fossil fuels.
I’m here today because I feel like it’s crucial that we act now because we’ve ruined the planet so much in this short amount of time … Like, in such a short amount of time and we don’t seem to be slowing down. And I want my grandchildren and great grandchildren to have the same
My message is that we’ll be watching you. k[Laughter/applause] This is all wrong. 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 young people for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty
calls for action on climate change have been going on for years but now some of those voices are getting younger and they're eager to see adults take action in recent months millions of young people around the world have taken part in protests demanding climate change be treated like a crisis scenes like this