Greta Thunberg’s emotional speech to EU leaders


I want you to act as if
the House was on fire. I have said those words before
a lot of people have explained why that is a bad idea. A great number of politicians
have told me that panic never leads to anything good
and I agree. To panic, unless you have to,
is a terrible idea. But when your house is on fire
and you want to keep your house from burning to the ground,
then that does require some level of panic. We are in the midst of
the sixth mass extinction and the extinction rate
is up to 10,000 times faster than what is considered normal,
with up to 200 species becoming extinct
every single day. Erosion of fertile topsoil,
deforestation of our great forests, toxic air pollution,
loss of insects and wildlife, the acidification of our oceans. These are all disastrous trends
being accelerated by a way of life that we can
in our financially fortunate part of the world see as
our right to simply carry on. [Applause] Our house is falling apart
and our leaders need to start acting accordingly because
at the moment they are not. If our house was falling apart
our leaders wouldn’t go on like you do today. You would change almost
every part of your behaviour as you do in an emergency. If our house was falling apart,
you wouldn’t hold three emergency Brexit summits
and no emergency summit regarding the breakdown
of the climate and the environment. [Applause] The EU elections are
coming up soon. And many of us who will be
affected the most by this crisis – people like me –
are not allowed to vote. Nor are we in a position to shape
the decisions of business, politics, engineering, media,
education or science because the time it takes for us
to educate ourselves to do that simply does no longer exist. And that is why millions
of children are taking to the streets, school-striking for the climate
to create attention for the climate crisis. You need to listen to us,
we who cannot vote. You need to vote for us,
for your children and grandchildren. What we are doing now can soon
no longer be undone. In this election you vote for the
future living conditions for humankind. And though the politics needed
do not exist today, some alternatives are certainly
less worse than others. And I have read that some parties
do not even want me standing here today because they so
desperately do not want to talk about climate breakdown.
[Applause] To do your best is no longer
good enough. We must all do
the seemingly impossible. And it’s OK if you refuse
to listen to me. I am, after all, just a 16-year-old
schoolgirl from Sweden. But you cannot ignore the scientists
or the science or the millions of school-striking children
who are school-striking for a right to a future. I beg you:
please do not fail on this. [Applause]

100 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg’s emotional speech to EU leaders

  1. Forget Brexit and focus on climate change, Greta Thunberg tells EU ► https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/16/greta-thunberg-urges-eu-leaders-wake-up-climate-change-school-strike-movement

  2. Imagine what she would be worried about if she was born in a poor family it’s easy for you to say because there’s a checkbook with an unlimited number sitting there for you I need to be action for sure but we got to understand that there’s puppeteers here controlling what’s more manipulating than having a 16-year-old dress like a 12-year-old and speak in front of the UN

  3. Ahh, yes…. The bored , pampered children of First World opulence, searching for anything to be concerned about.

  4. She is READING VERBATIM from the screed of liberal jewess marxist Margaret Klein Salaman. A woman who says CREATE FEAR AND ANGER TO GET THINGS DONE. HOW DARE SHE. HOW DARE

  5. The hell with the world climate, we should be more worried about saving people and kids like Malak… if we can’t save ourselves from each other what makes you think we can save the planet?

  6. Yes the climate is changing. Its on record that it has happened before. Were the wooly mammoths responsible for the ice age? what these CHILDREN do not understand is how climate change Actually works. NO ONE DOES! We do not have the accurate data needed to prove or disprove global warming is caused by us. what we do have is 150 years of weather data that correlates with whats happening right now. instead of pissing into the wind trying to battle climate change we need to PREPARE for it. and that does not mean blowing all of our resources on renewable energy it means saving now and preparing for hotter summers and colder winters. People live in extreme temperatures on a daily basis.

  7. Tears, kinda of weird… Environnement protection absolutely, but we don't need an ecology extreme right party….

  8. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? I wonder how she came to Brussels that day? In a zero-pollution car? She herself is killing the environment. Hypocritical.

  9. This is disgusting. This is pure unadulterated child abuse. I am sick of being a citizen of a country belonging to this despicable union.

  10. Hmmm being that smart that young she is probably a rouge highbrid reptillian alien grey.

  11. 500 Scientists Signed Letter to UN Stating, “There Is No Climate Emergency”. A group of 500 prominent scientists and professionals, led by Professor Guus Berkhout, sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, that simply states, “There is no climate emergency.” The letter criticizes UN climate models as being “unfit” for creating policy. Berkout wrote that current climate policies grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable electrical power. He also called for a meeting between top experts in 2020 so that both sides are fully and fairly heard. (Need To Know News Sept. 2019)

  12. Real poorly educated in how you act in a theatre. She needs to practice with the plays at her middle school and keep her away from real smart promesing kids that will make our planet Earth, a Beautiful place to be in 30years from now

  13. She does not have the balls to say – use condoms make less people and do not be greedy 🙂

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  15. WOW is this kid hated. Seems everyone is one to what their trying to use her for. Ho to make money off climate change.

  16. How she moves from one place to other…Don't she also is violating a lot..Destroying the nature..Instead of saying just do it..Make it action..Otherwise it's just a joke.. Everybody will forget after a few days..Everybody can talk bt if u want to change the world,be practical…

  17. This child is ignorant. And has no clue about what she is talking about. She's a baby! She has no right to speak in this way. I have underwear older than her!

  18. Bap faced, over dramatic crisis actress.
    Don't even give this mentally ill fool a platform!

  19. You stole my childhood said she was standing on a yacht for $ 5 million, which was made to order.

  20. I truly hope that each person here that cannot tell the difference between Aspergers and mental disabilities stop commenting until they can create intelligent arguments (Aspergers is a developmental disability, and many people on this spectrum are fully capable of intelligent processing")

  21. ti ke rrotur mes dhjamit moj t qr po ndonje tenderues qe shet pem tka kurrsisur mir

  22. When you resort to an uneducated and stupid teenager for your public policy argument, you’ve lost.

  23. Our leaders have no Empathy thats the main issue .to go to war knowing that bombs your dropping is killing people

  24. yeah listen to some childrenall of you dr. and profs. and intelligent people. listen to some children ahahha

  25. -20 in alert nunavut now no ice melting there -70 in vostok Antarctica -30 summit camp Greenland

  26. Why is everyone so mean the comments?? Like she's emotional, is that a bad thing?? She's upset because our planet is falling apart, is that a bad thing??

  27. Just because she is a child dosen't mean she tells the truth!200 speciens getting extincted every single day is just nonsense

  28. Illuminati using the children to deceive the masses. It’s not global warming it’s mans sin bringing the birth pains to earth in the last days

  29. Chora idiotka. Dzieciństwo to zostało zabrane Polskim dzieciom w powstaniu warszawskim idiotko!!!! Niech cię starzy leczą histeryczko

  30. Teen with some kind of "syndrom".. noone dare to say word against her… Take her scripts off and she is f*cked up.. "I can just emotionally read the empty words" is her entire message.

  31. European liberals and democrats are fighting climate change and for freedom in Hong Kong between the bombing of other countries, their schools and their hospitals. It's so cute

  32. Her parents are taking advantage of the fact that she's a child and use that against people who disagree with her.

  33. Greta esta chipeada y guionada y dominada por el sistema psicotronico. SI LE SACAS EL SONIDO A SUS VIDEOS SE LOGRA RECIBIR EL DESDOBLAMIENTO ENTRE LO QUE DICE Y LO QUE SIENTE. Este invento tipo robot demuestra la desesperación de "los amos del mundo" que están PERDIENDO LA BATALLA. Cuesta pero estamos logrando que el votante deje de votar por el pensamiento y utilize la RAZÓN.

  34. I think the speech is a Plot which is prepared in advance. And someones behind the girls are the people who talk about environmental protection but don't practice it 小小年纪就沦落为别人的工具

  35. Ask her how many aeroplanes she's been on this month. I never new they made solar panel planes 🤔. 😂😂😂😂

  36. I love how she says don't ignore the science and she literally says the opposite of science. Many many studies are conducted showing that the earth literally does this all the time, but people will just ignore the facts they don't want to see. Instead of going to the EU and the USA and every other 1st world country, go for China, India, and other developing nations who continue to produce more carbon than everyone else.

  37. Greta should visit Russia/ We'll feed her with true organic food and she may see how cold Russia is/ We need global warm in Russia, cold wars must pass

  38. She’s been coached into thinking all of this.😂 also I lost 50% of my brain cells watching this.🤣

  39. Hit like for Climate change!! You know Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer👌🤣🤙🏽🖕🏿

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