While the world leaders are failing every day in combating the climate crisis, young activist Greta Thunberg addressed the global concern in the General Assembly of the United Nations at the Climate Action Summit in New York. Angry and disappointed 16-year-old activist had just one question, “How dare you?”
The Swedish teenager not only gave numbers and figures of the contamination of earth but also questioned the leaders about their ignorance. In her speech, she spoke about the betrayal that the youth has suffered from the lucrative money and economic growth plans of leaders.
She also said that the urgency was noticed long back but the old generation chose to ignore it and keep the young generation in delusion by marking their presence in business and technological advancements. She blamed the ancestors for the condition of the earth which is on the verge of witnessing a mass extinction.
Greta also talked about her dreams and plans. As a 16-year-old she should be in school, building up her dreams but she is out on the street, fighting for what the previous generation has ruined, trying to make an ecosystem where her generation could breathe freely and not die of intoxication.
Listen to her whole speech here:
The young climate activist, hailing from Sweden, earlier also made a post where she wrote, “You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you. We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”, demanding action from the world to work towards it.
Greta’s speech from the General Assembly turned many eyes and the world applauded her bold steps and open remarks aiming at the world leaders. In her quest to make the earth a better place to live, Greta sailed her way to New York port for the UN Climate summit, without leaving any carbon footprints through her journey.