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You don’t have to cede power by acting on climate change. There’s nothing to fear about your individual political status. Actually, this is about being on the right side of history. Do you want to be a leader that you look back in time and say that you were on the wrong side of the

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Do you acknowledge that the bushfires are linked in some way to climate change? Of course I have, I have all year. OK, well how you can declare it great, our achievements so far, in view of what’s happening around the country? What I’m saying is that Australia is meeting and beating our emissions reduction

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[Music] [Chanting] Greta! Greta! Greta! Greta! For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis. But we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer. And we are striking because we have done our homework and

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Greenlanders … they have been always surviving. It’s very difficult to survive here. I’m from the Arctic. For me, it’s not a new thing to meet the mountains, to meet the ice, to meet the wind. I have been doing this since I was a child. I’m Nick Nelson and I’m from Greenland, born and

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Please welcome Greta Thunberg. [applause] It may seem impossible to pull the emergency break and yet, that is what we have to do. But right now I think there is an awakening going on. Even though it is slow, the pace is picking up and the debate is shifting. This is thanks to a lot

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Today, Mr Speaker, this House must declare an environment and climate emergency. We have no time to waste. We are living in a climate crisis that will spiral dangerously out of control unless we take rapid and dramatic action now. This is no longer about a distant future. We’re talking about nothing less than the

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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

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Dr Hoffert, your work with Exxon was focused on the carbon cycle and climate modelling. I have a slide up here. Are you familiar with this graph from 1982? Can you briefly explain what it shows? – Sure. What it shows is a projection into the future of carbon dioxide levels and climate change associated

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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

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Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. According to the IPCC, we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes. At places like Davos, people like to tell success stories. But their financial success has come with an unthinkable price tag.

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