Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, delivered an emotional address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, where she berated world leaders and older generations.
“This is all wrong,” Thunberg began as she addressed the assembly members. “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?”
Thunberg then continued, saying:
“You have stolen my dreams, 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 at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”
“You are abandoning us. But the young people are beginning to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are focused on you. And if you choose to abandon us, I say: We will never forgive you, ” Thunberg warned.
In response to her angry speech, US President Donald Trump – who made an unexpected appearance at the climate summit – sarcastically said, “She seems to be a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and beautiful future. So nice to see!”
At the same time, leftist and globalists from all around the world have lauded what they’re referring to as Thunberg’s ‘bravery’.
In a tweet, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote: “What a disgrace that it takes a 16-year-old to tell world leaders what they won’t acknowledge: We cannot continue with this type of ruthless capitalism that is destroying our planet. This is why we need young people leading our climate justice movement,” he said, sharing a video snippet of the 16-year-old’s remarks.
Later on Monday, Thunberg along with 15 other child climate activists filed a lawsuit against five countries over the climate change crisis.
The lawsuit claims that Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, and Turkey have all violated the activists’ rights as children. The group name countries who are parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an agreement signed by many countries some thirty years ago.