Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’


My message is that
we’ll be watching you. k[Laughter/applause] This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school
on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us
young people for hope? How dare you! 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 fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you! [Cheering/applause] For more than 30 years the science
has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away,
and come here saying that you are doing enough,
when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight. You say you “hear” us
and that you understand the urgency. But no matter how sad and angry I am,
I don’t want to believe that. Because if you really understood
the situation and still kept on failing to act,
then you would be evil. And that I refuse to believe.
[Applause] The popular idea of cutting
our emissions in half in 10 years only gives us a 50% chance
of staying below 1.5C degrees, and the risk of setting off irreversible
chain reactions beyond human control. 50% may be acceptable to you. But those numbers do not
include tipping points, most feedback loops,
additional warming hidden by toxic air pollution or the
aspects of equity and climate justice. They also rely on my generation
sucking hundreds of billions of tonnes of your CO2 out of the air with
technologies that barely exist. So a 50% risk is simply
not acceptable to us – we who have to live
with the consequences. How dare you pretend that this
can be solved with just business-as-usual and some technical solutions. With today’s emissions levels,
that remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone within less
than eight and a half years. There will not be any solutions
or plans presented in line with these figures today. Because these numbers
are too uncomfortable. And you are still not mature
enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. But the young people are starting
to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations
are upon you. And if you choose to fail us
I say we will never forgive you. [Applause] 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. Thank you.
[Cheering/applause]

100 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg to world leaders: ‘How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

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  2. Greta SHUTUP YOU CAN GET GREAT EDUCATION AND YOU SAY WERE RUINING THE WORLD I NEED TO TALK TO HER PARENTS I BET SHE IS A SPOILED BRAT

  3. What dreams and childhood, did the poluation stop you from watching Mikey Mouse or something?

  4. "How dare You!" (pause) wait for applause 👏….read some more (pause) wait for applause 👏

  5. Girl: Makes empowering speech

    For some reason, everyone: How dare you be concerned with the state of the world for future generations and the extinction of many species?

  6. "If you choose to fail us then we will never forgive you."
    Wow. That really shows her virtue lmao

  7. Trump: ask me who joe is
    Greta: who is joe
    Trump: JOE MAMA!!!!!!!!
    Greta: HOW DARE YOU

  8. Greta: “I shouldn’t be up here”

    Audience: clapping then get the hell off the stage GrEtA

  9. Can someone tell the little sweet-heart we are travelling at 70K mph westbound, spinning to boot, 24.7 dodging big rocks, and five ice ages have hit this blue ball floating in a sea of particles over the last few millions of years, way before 'Man' even stepped on this planet. Is it just me on my own Ayahuasca sauce:-)

  10. Nobody-

    Literally nobody-

    Triggered girl in the back of the class- HoW dArE yOu…… REEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

  11. Honestly why is it wrong to say she's mentally ill just because she's a child. Liberals are exploiting this very sick kid. It's sad. HOW DARE THEY. honestly.

  12. why are people turning this into a meme? she’s trying to make a point and y’all are making fun of her

  13. How dare you worry about climate change when we are all about to die by nuclear bomb explosions.?

  14. Oj jävlar va kul hahahahahahaha👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👌

  15. Wait what is she talkin bout? Whats the backstory I understood abso-fuckin-lutely nothin'

  16. How dare you waste all that oxygen with this speech.
    We already now everything is screwed up stop spending time pointing fingers and find a way to fix it if you feel its that urgent of a problem to fix.

  17. Do people not understand that Greta is representing and talking about the younger generation and that she's not saying it's so hard for HER. There is some clowns out here

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