Swedish teenager does not mince words at COP24

Showing poise and commitment that belies her 15 year old age, Greta Thunberg from Sweden provided a direct frontal assault of truth to world leaders at the COP24 conference in Poland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFkQSGyeCWg

“You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. 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 it is. Even that burden you leave to us children.

But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the 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. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.”

Truly inspiring words that the oil establishment I’m sure will resent and probably try to repackage somehow into their own propaganda. I’m hopeful that the new and upcoming generation of voters and consumers will have the collective power to effect change in countries all over the world.

And ask yourself, what can I do today, tomorrow, next week, next year to do my part to reverse climate change. It’s up to all of us.

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