“How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood”
Ah, our young climate hero. Greta Thunberg went all in during the UN Climate summit in New York. We stand behind and with Greta all the way in her fight against climate breakdown. She’s only a young, Swedish girl who decided to do a school strike for the climate. One year later she’s won awards and spoken in front of millions of people. We know that Greta already created history, but we do hope for her to one day be remembered as one of our biggers heros.
Greta sailed all the way to New York (and it took two whole weeks!) to participate in the UN climate summit. She faced some of the world’s most powerful leaders – and she held a speech unlike any others. If you haven’t seen it – check it out NOW. That’s an order.
Here’s our favorite part of the speech:
“My message is that we’ll be watching you.
“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 fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
“For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re 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, then you would be evil. And that I refuse to believe.