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


  • Patryk C.
    03/13/2020 14:45

    She looks like Putin douther

  • Carol P.
    03/08/2020 03:48

    I have lived in Africa.Bangladesh and Thailand.the west is getting to grips with pollution its much harder for other countries that are poorer.but yes Greta needs to do more studying of the real pollution especially in Middle East and South America’s plus others I mention.its not as easy as she says.and I refuse to be threatened by a child with severe problems who is being used as a pawn.

  • Jackie S.
    03/07/2020 19:06

    Whilst its admirable what she is doing ? She needs to think further than the west

  • John M.
    03/07/2020 08:47

    Piss off will you

  • Susan F.
    03/07/2020 02:29

    Go girl

  • Carol P.
    03/06/2020 20:40

    I’m getting fed up of being castigated by that brat

  • Karzan G.
    03/06/2020 15:52

    Bla bla bla

  • Simeon S.
    03/06/2020 08:55

    Go to china

  • Joan G.
    03/06/2020 06:59

    Lord have mercy hear our prayers and answer on us as we hear about the biggest problem Pollution. Guide us and let us stand up and save our planet.

  • Wayne S.
    03/06/2020 06:51

    Y she not in India and China talking to them about pollution the world’s biggest problems,?????

  • Надежда М.
    03/06/2020 06:14

    Totally agree.

  • Susan F.
    03/05/2020 21:58

    Does not matter who writes them. What she said is true and if you don't believe it you can be an ostrich

  • Samantha H.
    03/05/2020 21:15

    Good speech by her dad ...he writes all of them .

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