16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has emerged as one of the strongest voices fighting for our right to a clean and safe environment.
Recently, in an emotional and powerful speech, at the opening of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, she called out the past generations and world leaders for leaving behind a world unfit for sentient beings.
“Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 23, 2019
My full speech in United Nations General Assembly. #howdareyou https://t.co/eKZXDqTAcP
She began her speech by talking about how, even as the generations look to the ‘young people’ for hope, they continue to engage in ‘trivial talks’ of money – but fail to take action where needed, in saving the environment.
In her speech, she asked the world leaders that ‘how dare’ they think they’ve done enough when the present and future generations are struggling for survival. She also reiterated important facts and figures that highlight the critical condition the world is at today.
Following her speech, #HowDareYou is trending on Twitter, with people thanking Greta on social media for raising awareness and calling out the world leaders:
Martin Luther King said “I have a dream”, Kennedy said “Ich bin ein Berliner”, Reagan said “Tear down that wall”, Obama said “Yes, we can”. @GretaThunberg said “How dare you?”. This is history! #howdareyou— Rune Langhoff (@runelanghoff) September 23, 2019
Gut. Punch.— (((Matthew Lewis))) (@mateosfo) September 23, 2019
The words #howdareyou belong in every city hall in the United States.
No more “climate Mayors” who aren’t acting on climate. https://t.co/9ZwIbridSj
I have no words….— Robin Jullian (@RobinJullian) September 23, 2019
Just after the speech, I cried.
Because that’s what I think, that’s what I feel, that’s what every child who has understood the urgency feels.
fear, anger and helplessness.
That’s all we feel.#HowDareYou?
“Change is coming, whether you like it or not.” https://t.co/6K8S5DPYvT
Listening to #HowDareYou today, the speech by the amazing young lady miss @GretaThunberg brought this statue to mind. Her heartfelt conviction is unwavering. Bravo! pic.twitter.com/P9FeOZuLnz— LashaunTheeGem (@GemThee) September 23, 2019
The anger we feel toward the perpetrators of the climate crisis captured in a single moment #HowDareYou— Senator Jordon Steele-John (@Jordonsteele) September 24, 2019
Brave @GretaThunberg 👏 pic.twitter.com/StGUwWMJUI
This young lady is an ABSOLUTE LEGEND!— Dr Amir Khan GP (@DrAmirKhanGP) September 23, 2019
Best. Speech. Ever.#HowDareYou https://t.co/QmPFgm2qii
You can listen to the complete speech here.
Her views and opinions have already roused a whole generation to finally take action. And it’s high time that world leaders also take the necessary steps.