A 16-year-old has just given the most pointed, well written, and powerful speech about climate change, and put into words everything we’ve been thinking.
Greta Thunberg tearily addressed the EU, scolding the group decades her senior for holding three emergency summits on Brexit and none on the threat posed by climate change.
Here is a snippet of her speech. Post continues after video.
“Our house is falling apart and our leaders need to start acting accordingly because at the moment they are not,” the Swedish schoolgirl told a standing room-only meeting of MEPs and EU officials in Strasbourg.
“If our house was falling apart our leaders wouldn’t go on like we do today,
“If our house was falling apart, you wouldn’t hold three emergency Brexit summits and no emergency summit regarding the breakdown of the climate and the environment,” she continued.
Greta’s 10-minute speech was interrupted by frequent applause and ended with a 30-second standing ovation.
The young climate activist’s voice wobbled as she spoke about the effects of climate change to date.
“The extinction rate is up to 10,000 times faster than what is considered normal, with up to 200 species becoming extinct every single day.”
“Erosion of fertile topsoil.