Great Thunberg @gretathunberg, 16 years old Swedish born climate activist, at United Nations Climate Change Conference: You say you love your children above all else and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake.
But I don t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.
We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people. Thank you. In the wake of Sweden s hottest summer, since records began 262 years ago, Greta has set the media ablaze, as she sits outside the Swedish Parliament for climate change, and will continue to sit until the Swedish election. We love you, Greta, for Everything you do