Teen environmentalist scolds world leaders at a major U.N. climate change summit.
Greta Thunberg is from Sweden.
She is 15 years old.
The summit has drawn almost 200 countries.
It is taking place in Poland.
It’s objective is to make the so-called Paris agreement on climate change a reality.
And that is to confront global warming and achieve climate neutrality.
In her speech she was hard-hitting.
Greta started her climate change war in August.
Since then more than 20,000 students around the globe have joined her cause.
And it has spread to 270 towns and cities in the world.
And in such countries as Australia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, and the United States.
Teen Environmentalist Scolds World Leaders
In her speech at the summit she minces no words.
“For 25 years, countless people have come to the U.N. climate conferences begging our world leaders to stop emissions, and clearly that has not worked as emissions are continuing to rise.
“So I will not beg the world leaders to care for our future.
“I will instead let them know change is coming whether they like it or not.”
“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.
“We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with. We have to make our voices heard.”
Aside from her speech she met with U.N. secretary-general António Guterres.
He was impressed with her.
After their meeting he said:
“Our younger generations will have to help drive and complete the work we start today.
“We need to harness their energy, invention, and political power to raise climate ambition.”
And in a Tweet from her speech she said:
”So we have not come here to beg the world leaders to care for our future. They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again.
“We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not.”
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And she is not the only teen concerned about the environment.
There are other young people.