A TEARFUL Greta Thunberg has slammed world leaders for what she claims is a lack of action on climate change.
In impassioned speech at the UN climate action summit, the 16-year-old said they had “stolen my dreams” with their “empty words”.
She told delegates they would never be forgiven if they failed to tackle rising temperatures
The teenager, who travelled to the US by yacht to avoid flying, said she should not be up on stage, but should be in school on the other side of the ocean.
“You come to us young people for hope – how dare you? You have stolen my dreams, my childhood with your empty words,” she said,
“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 the fairy tale of endless economic growth. How dare you?
“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.”
She told the gathered politicians she did not believe they understood the situation, because if they did and continued to fail to act, they would be “evil” and she refused to believe that.
The teenager said emissions should be cut to keep temperature rises to 1.5C, beyond which scientists have warned the impacts of climate change become much more severe.
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And she warned that the situation could not be solved by “business as usual” and some technological solutions.
“The eyes of all future generations are on you. If you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you.”
She added: “Right now, right here is where we draw the line. The world is waking up, change is coming, whether you like it or not.”
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