Speech Story

16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg, gave a speech that was so powerfully spoken that by the end of the day 65 countries had announced efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Making the point that things are not how they should be, she should be in school but instead she is speaking at the United Nations headquarters to the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

“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!”

Not taking anything lightly she was speaking from the heart and with facts, undeniable tugging the emotions of the crowd. With 67% chance of staying below a 1.5 degrees not being good enough. Continuing like business is usually is not an option.

Not letting this tragedy continue any longer she called forth an immediate change and some actions from all “We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

1 thought on “Speech Story

  1. She did give a powerful speech. And it’s your job to get that across to listeners/readers, but be careful. Rather than “undeniable,” just say the speech tugged at emotions.

    Same for the lead. There is no evidence of a cause and effect relation ship. But you can say both things happened:

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a speech powerful speech that challenged the UN to do more to ddress climate change. By the end of the day 65 countries had announced efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

    Proofread. A number of sentences have issues. The organization of info is coming along, Tauna.

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