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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.”

Brut.

03/04/2020 5:55 PM
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381 comments

  • 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

  • Patryk C.
    03/13/2020 14:45

    She looks like Putin douther

  • Jesse J.
    03/13/2020 01:44

    I hate when cowards use kids.

  • Dwaine R.
    03/13/2020 01:15

    I CANT belive shes still talking

  • Ted C.
    03/12/2020 23:49

    This ignorant child is nothing more than a pawn for the liberal media.

  • Alvin A.
    03/12/2020 22:44

    You can teach a parrot to say pretty much what she has to say and it is more entertaining to watch!!

  • Danny P.
    03/12/2020 21:43

    She would have made a great Brown Shirt for Hitler. She does only what she’s told to do and say.

  • Daniel D.
    03/12/2020 19:33

    Go back to school puppet!!

  • Bill M.
    03/12/2020 17:21

    Children should be seen and not heard . . . :/

  • Anna E.
    03/12/2020 16:28

    Wonder how a kid who dropped out of school has such good grammar and use of big words....huh. Almost sounds like someone wrote that for her.

  • Brian H.
    03/12/2020 15:38

    Shes a climate puppet, she gets attention because of her age and so called "wisdom", but all of her speeches are prepared scripts written by activists in order to force the same agenda they've been trying to force down our throat for years.... remember when Al Gore said that the world would be completely under water due to global warming in "just a few short years"? That was almost 30 years ago and his theory has been completely debunked by actual facts many times over. To initiate what these radicals are proposing would most definitely crash the global economy and create a bigger panic than this virus. If you look ( actually research) at EVERYTHING you use and take for granted that was the product of the fossil fuel industry, virtually EVERYTHING YOU OWN would no longer be available and it goes much, much deeper than that, medicinal product, medicines, vaccines etc are made from byproducts of fossil fuels, your jewelry is made and the metals, stones etc are mined by machines that use fossil fuels, crops are harvested the same way the surgical masks everyone has hoarded during to this virus are byproducts of fossil fuels, your plastic Starbucks cup made from it, your clothes, pots, pans, buckets, makeup, televisions, radios, air conditioners, pens, pencils, shoes, protective sanitary wrappers, and the list goes on and on...and guess what, your electric car...all made from fossil fuels and their byproducts, the lithium mines ( that create a much larger carbon footprint than fossil fuels) are mined by vehicles made and reliant on fossil fuel, windfarms all made from fossil fuels...these proposals would put this country back to the dark ages...dont buy into their nonsense.

  • Steven B.
    03/12/2020 15:34

    Are you sure she is not 9 or ten? Look at her!

  • Tim M.
    03/12/2020 12:16

    if ''they'' could ''they'' would enslave the world under the name of enviroment

  • Tim M.
    03/12/2020 12:14

    you dont know what your talking about

  • Steve L.
    03/12/2020 12:03

    Shut up you spoiled brat

  • Aleisa B.
    03/12/2020 10:04

    Shes very talented at reading a script.

  • Michael R.
    03/12/2020 05:10

    Go back to school and enroll in the trade school in the RED LIGHT DISTRICT IN AMSTERDAM. No CARBON FOOTPRINT.

  • Rudy F.
    03/12/2020 03:49

    How dare you how how howwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Kevin F.
    03/12/2020 01:21

    Tard.