16-year-old, Greta Thunberg, advocated for new politics and solutions for climate change in her speech yesterday.
At the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City, Greta Thunberg, spoke, not only to the audience, but towards world leaders.
Thunberg sided against world leaders as they have not done enough to stop climate change. Passionately stated by Thunberg,”we are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and economic growth.”
As the speech unfolded, Thunberg began to victimize the world under the choices made by world leaders in order to support her point.
Thunberg directly addressed world leaders when she stated, “you are failing us.” However, she immediately followed by saying “But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.” In her eyes, climate change is one of the most important topics in todays society, so she pressures world leaders to make a change.
Following the speech, over 65 countries have announced efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Was it coincidence? Or was it because of a 16-year-olds speech against world leaders?