I’ve learned that you are never too small to make a difference.
Greta Thunberg speaking before the assembled delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland.
Her father, Svante, joins Greta Thunberg to talk about her personal journey to become an internationally recognized climate change leader, inspiring school strikes throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. Greta and Svante attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, at the invitation of, and with assistance from, Scientists’ Warning Network, where Rob Moir volunteers as Policy and Advocacy Director.
Hear Greta’s talk to the Secretary-General in a private session and Greta’s speech to the assembled UN delegation, a remarkable feat for a Swedish fifteen-year-old.
Martin Thorslund of We Don’t Have Time joins a Scientists’ Warning Panel in Katowice with Greta. Martin tells of finding Greta on a school strike in front of the Parliament House in Stockholm. Greta speaks on camera, and the rest is history.
We Don’t Have Time is a very innovative effort out of Sweden rallying grassroots support to pressure governments to act in the interests of their people to avert Climate Change.
Tune in for the most compelling Swedish advocacy and activism by inspirational individuals. Shed forlorn hope for positive actions. Speak truth to power together with others. Be strong, be clear, and be heard.
Friday, February 15, 2019, From the Scottish Highlands to Cornwall, in more than 60 British cities and towns, thousands of school students walked out of classrooms to join a national climate change protest.
Banners were waved that paraphrased Greta Thunberg: “If you do not act as adults, we will.” Also: “the dinosaurs thought they had time too.”
The UK Youth Climate Coalition, which helped coordinate the strikes, said that more than 10,000 people across the UK participated in the protests.
Ann Pettifor, co-author of the Green New Deal that became the resolution before the U.S. Congress, attended the strike in London with her seven-year-old grandson. Pettifor said: “We urgently need to get the adults as angry as the young people are. Wildfires, floods, and destruction of the environment seem to be the only thing that stirs people, which is a very big problem.”