Greta Thunberg, clip via Democracy Now!
“You say you love your children above all else? And yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. Until you start focusing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.
We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. You have run out of excuses, and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.”