“How dare you?”


Lilly Kirk, Staff Writer

On Monday, September 23, environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, delivered a moving, urgent speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in New York concerning her views on climate change. The Sweedish high schooler accused the world leaders of turning to the youth to figure out what to do to address climate change. “This is all wrong,” She says. “I shouldn’t be standing here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope? How dare you.”

Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic from Plymouth, UK to New York on a zero-emissions sailboat equipped with underwater turbines and solar panels. This served as an example of Thunberg’s views on the importance of reducing emissions. Thunberg informs us: “With today’s emission levels, [the] remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone in less than eight and a half years.”

“You are failing us,” She scolded. “But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.” Thunberg ends her speech by warning the leaders of the storm headed their way. “We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line.”

The world is waking up,” She says. “And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”