Climate: We have to think and reconsider our situation!

Two minutes: Speech by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Summit 12 / 2018

Can the earth still be saved?

Richard David Precht with climate researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
…an exciting 40 minutes

Greta’s speech:
You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess. Even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like is.

Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn’t matter what we do. But I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to. But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and having a living planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury.

The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.

We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming. Whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.

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