The world is in the beginning of a mass extinction. The leaders of the world will find no solutions to stop it said Greta Thurnberg yesterday.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here,” said Thurnberg yesterday at the Climate Action Summit. In her speech, Thurnberg stressed the fact that she, a teenager should not be the one urging the world for a change. But young people are who the world leaders turn to for help on the changing climate.
Greta Thurnberg was extremely critical of world leaders. “How dare you,” she said after pointing out the fact that her childhood has been stolen away from climate change. And that people are dying and ecosystems are withering away.
Greta told the room to wake up, the science has been around for 30 years. “You don’t understand the urgency,” said Thurnberg. Thurnberg stresses that it’s time to make a change for our world to stay below 1.5 degrees.
In order to stay below 1.5 degrees, emissions need to be changes drastically. “The popular idea of cutting our emissions in half in 10 years only gives us a 50% chance of staying below 1.5 degrees, “ said Thurnberg. The emissions would need to be cut back a whole lot more Thurnberg stressed.
Thurnberg, is a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist. She has inspired millions with her words. And by the end of the day of her speech, yesterday, 65 countries have announced efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.