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 words. Yet I am one of the lucky ones.
[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
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
I’m Henrik Jönsson, an independent commentator on current issues in Sweden and abroad. Recently a TSUNAMI of climate activism has arisen and its crest bears the face of 16-year old climate activist superstar Greta Thunberg. Thunberg is, for those of you living under rocks and who have therefore missed her, what you would get if
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
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.
we are making a very significant change to the chemical constituency of the atmosphere and the oceans and one that is almost impossible to reverse you know when we look back on on these days in the future we want to be able to say that we did the actions that were were right there