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 Activist Greta Thunberg: World has Failed to Act on Climate Change

Activist Greta Thunberg: World has Failed to Act on Climate Change

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In an emotional speech to world leaders at the United Nations, Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg tells them they have failed to act on climate change.

She said, “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 the 16-year-old those gathered to act urgently, saying: “We will be watching you.”

Greta Thunberg

She was speaking during a UN climate summit in New York where about 60 world leaders are taking part in the one-day meeting organised by UN Secretary General António Guterres.

He earlier said countries could only speak at the summit if they came with action plans to cut carbon emissions.

US President Donald Trump, a climate change sceptic, had not been expected at the meeting – but he was briefly spotted in the audience, the BBC reported.

 

 

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