In yet another inspiring speech, Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, chided global leaders for making false promises to control climate change. She made it very clear how world leaders have failed to meet funding pledges and delivered too much ‘blah blah blah’ as climate change is causing immense damage across the globe.
“This is all we hear from our so-called leaders: Words. Of course, we need constructive dialogue, but they have now had 30 years of blah, blah blah. And where has this led us?”
Recently, Greta Thunberg was present at the three-day Youth4Climate summit in Milan. During the event, she demanded more accountability from global leaders and a greater role for youth. Almost 400 climate activists from 180 different countries were present at the summit.
“They invite cherry-picked young people to pretend they are listening to us. But they are not. They are clearly not listening to us. Just look at the numbers. Emissions are still rising. The science doesn’t lie. Leaders like to say, ‘We can do it.’ They obviously don’t mean it. But we do.”
Her powerful speech was shared by Leonardo DiCaprio, a well-known actor and environmentalist on social media. The clip has garnered 5.2 million views along with thousands of comments.
While Greta made a powerful speech, some netizens posted hurtful messages. To make sure her voice doesn’t die down, many came forward to call out these toxic netizens and support Greta:
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At IFORHER, we are in awe of Greta and hope world leaders would take her and climate change seriously before its too late!