Greta Thunberg: EU climate law is 'surrender'

"When your house is on fire, you don't wait a few more years to start putting it out. And yet, this is what the Commission are proposing today"

Greta’s powerful speech

“When your children set off the fire alarm, you went outside, took a look and smelled the air. And you stated that yes, the house is actually burning. This was no false alarm. But then you went back inside, finished your dinner and watched your movie, and went to bed without even calling the fire department. I’m sorry but this makes no sense at all. When your house is on fire, you don't wait a few more years to start putting it out. And yet, this is what the Commission are proposing today. When the EU presents this climate law and net zero by 2050, you indirectly admit surrender, that you’re giving up. Giving up on the Paris Agreement, giving up on your promises and giving up on doing everything you possibly can to ensure a safe future for your own children. Because this law is based on an insufficient CO2 budget that, in reality, gives us much, much less than a 50% chance of limiting the global average temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. And this is the uncomfortable truth that you cannot escape no matter how badly you want to or how hard you try. And the longer you keep running away from that truth, the bigger your betrayal towards your own children. The EU must lead the way. You have the moral obligation to do so, and you have a unique economical and political opportunity to become a real climate leader. You yourselves declared that we are in a climate and environment emergency. You said this was an existential threat. Now you must prove that you mean it. And we will not be satisfied with anything less than science-based pathway, which gives us the best possible chance to safeguard the future living conditions for humanity and life on Earth as we know it. Anything else is surrender. This climate law is surrender because nature doesn’t bargain, and you cannot make deals with physics. And we will not allow you to surrender on our future. Thank you.”


03/04/2020 5:55 PM


  • Rowan W.
    03/15/2020 21:05

    I went out of the house and smelt bullshit

  • Huguette D.
    03/15/2020 11:33

    Tiens! Mon téléphone est envahi par les anglais

  • Phani K.
    03/10/2020 18:31

    They will only clap, they will not understand

  • Marija S.
    03/08/2020 07:01

    Go to school!!! You're child,not God!

  • Novic M.
    03/07/2020 23:30

    Haj mala ne seri vise svega ti nego idi u školu gdje ti i jest mjesto

  • Vanja F.
    03/07/2020 12:55

    Clap clap clap Back to what we were doing.

  • Еге А.
    03/07/2020 10:53

    The truth is crying out so loud and so clear but most people won't even hear... -Damian marley

  • Andy A.
    03/07/2020 08:11

    Stfu spawn of soros .

  • Karen C.
    03/06/2020 12:46

    Greta Thunberg is most likely a victim of the Monarch Program!

  • Bill E.
    03/06/2020 10:28

    If people send me money to my paypal account, I can do my part to stop climate change by asking the governments to stop the weather modification, chemtrails and geoengineering. For every 100 dollars I receive, I will send an email to your country of choice that engineers the climate change.

  • Theresa S.
    03/06/2020 03:31

    She is amazing and what guts it takes to do and keep doing what she does.

  • Tasos H.
    03/06/2020 02:44

    Enough with her!!!

  • Stanislav H.
    03/05/2020 21:36

    EU is big theatre, the scene won’t last long and Greta crying on the wrong graveyard

  • Aaron P.
    03/05/2020 18:28

    Omg I think she is AI robot

  • Frank H.
    03/05/2020 18:09


  • Marek H.
    03/05/2020 17:56

    Shouldn't this girl spend more time studying at school, gain life experience and just start fixing this world?

  • Mikołaj R.
    03/05/2020 17:43

    Oh no this stupid kid again

  • Lowai A.
    03/05/2020 16:53

    Stop publishing this nonsense it is really sad how a child gets all the attention on a void speech whilst scientist and activist done so much and spent years of hard work never had this attention ! Is it her nationality or skin colour, who is benefiting from this ater nonsense ! !

  • Norrie S.
    03/05/2020 16:44

    just go back home bury your head in ice

  • Micha S.
    03/05/2020 13:15

    She gets attacked personaly, wich is way more easy, than overthink, why we are that ignorant.

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