In an extremely passionate speech by Greta Thunberg to the United Nations Climate Action Summit today, Thunberg addressed the leaders of the world on the effects of climate change.
Thunberg was asked what she had to say to world leaders and she responded, “We will be watching you.” When referring to we, Thunberg is speaking for the young people of the world, the ones who are still to grow up and hopefully live long lives on this planet. She mentions that “entire ecosystems are collapsing” and we are facing a “mass extinction” that can not be solved with “business as usual.”
Thunberg says that the idea of cutting our emission in half in ten years will still only give us a “50% chance of staying below 1.5 degrees.” This runs the “the risk of setting off irreversible chain reactions beyond human control.”
Thunberg is sure to inspire the youth and to jumpstart change within the world. She is passionate and intelligent and knows the information she is relaying. Since the time she gave the speech earlier today, 65 countries have already announced their efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.