Greta Thunberg

Political leaders continue to ignore the consequences of their inaction, but history will judge them poorly and we will not accept it, argues Greta Thunberg.

Five years on from the Paris Climate Agreement, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has slammed governments for wasting time. 

Following United States President Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered this stinging rebuke to the world’s leaders for their failure to take serious action on climate change:

Hundreds of thousands of students and environmentalists took to the streets around the world as part of the Global Strike for Future climate actions on May 24. Elections for the European Parliament took place two days later, on May 26 and resulted in Greens (along with the far right) gaining votes.

In Copenhagen, Denmark, 40,000 people took part in the People’s Climate March on May 25. Swedish student and environmentalist Greta Thunberg addressed the rally. An abridged transcript of Thunberg’s speech follows.

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