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Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’


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 words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning
of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about
is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you! [Cheering/applause] For more than 30 years the science
has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away,
and come here saying that you are doing enough,
when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight. You say you “hear” us
and that you understand the urgency. But no matter how sad and angry I am,
I don’t want to believe that. Because if you really understood
the situation and still kept on failing to act,
then you would be evil. And that I refuse to believe.
[Applause] The popular idea of cutting
our emissions in half in 10 years only gives us a 50% chance
of staying below 1.5C degrees, and the risk of setting off irreversible
chain reactions beyond human control. 50% may be acceptable to you. But those numbers do not
include tipping points, most feedback loops,
additional warming hidden by toxic air pollution or the
aspects of equity and climate justice. They also rely on my generation
sucking hundreds of billions of tonnes of your CO2 out of the air with
technologies that barely exist. So a 50% risk is simply
not acceptable to us – we who have to live
with the consequences. How dare you pretend that this
can be solved with just business-as-usual and some technical solutions. With today’s emissions levels,
that remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone within less
than eight and a half years. There will not be any solutions
or plans presented in line with these figures today. Because these numbers
are too uncomfortable. And you are still not mature
enough to tell it like it is. 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. [Applause] 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. Thank you.
[Cheering/applause]

100 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

  1. The climate and the cross: the battle between evangelical Christians in the US ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUlVk__2sM
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  2. There's lots of speculation on her artistic preparation. It is actually quite simple: She eats nothing but PF Chang's for weeks on end. And then, moments before a 100 couric movement, she goes on stage for her big presentation.

  3. Her father was actually in the news 16 years ago for producing a movement of 80 courics and is currently tied for 2nd with Bono's father.

  4. This is a child being exploited with scripted words prepared by unscrupulous interest groups – Greta presents no balanced facts – no analysis – no economically responsible solutions – wrapping it up with teenage finger pointing and emotional hyperbole.

  5. The amount of trolls and ignorance here is the root cause of the problem: the human condition. Quite hilarious and insane through a psychological lens.

  6. right goal,wrong way. my family survived great famine in 1942. girl you never can imagine what hell looks like. you can't get to the top of the mountain with single step, no one can.

  7. You can tell that she didn't write that because if someone cared about something like u would take the time to rehearse it so you could give a more coherent delevery and not look down ever 2 seconds she was probably given that script 10 mins before she walked on stage

  8. She is reading from a script, she's just a puppet of very powerful moneyed interests. Yes, how dare I not fall of any of this.

  9. “You’ve stolen my childhood”

    Me: I mean I’m around your age, and I’m doing fine here, I don’t care if I die

  10. Hey guys stop making a meme out of her, she is trying to make a change in this world and what the hell are you doing to make a change? How Dare You!

  11. thats kind of true.. they did do it for money.. this deal happened in the early 90's… now its kind of messed up here in california weather wise.. and im wise i know what im talking about.. we shouldve stuck with carbon based emitting vehincles.. pathetic elders.. im all older..

  12. My message is that we’ll be watching you.
    Laughter and appluad
    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, and yet, i’m one of the lucky ones.
    People are suffering.
    People are dying.
    And our ecosystems are collapsing.
    We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money, and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.
    How dare you!
    Applaud
    For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear.
    How dare you continue to look away, and come here, saying you are doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
    You say you “hear” us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that.
    Because if you really understood the situation, and still kept on failing to act, than you will be evil, and that I refuse to believe.

  13. Psychology is stupid.. its all athiesm and snobbiness against spiritual cognition.. like a diss to something greater i wouldnt put into words

  14. She should educate people if she's not happy about the climate crisis, instead of ranting and raving. She's constantly saying it's science, when she's secretly studying géography et geopolitics. Education should be included in her activism. You can start by being vegan as well. I know she's vegan, but she doesn't say much about it.

  15. How dare you con artist Greta thernberg

    What give you and your climate extinction facists the right to dictate to use

    the planet is in no danger

    You have no facts or degrees

    Shut up you miserable brat!

  16. GRETA THUNBERG is our youngest hero, some say she's coached by those agendas, but their agendas I'll support because of Greta's words/wisdom.

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