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Our Children Are Crying Out: "You Are Stealing Our Future"

December 19, 2018
Greta Thunberg and Severn Cullis-Suzuki / Democracy Now! & TEDx Talks & the Rio Summit

In June 1992, 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki spoke from the podium at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and her stark and moving appeal left the media calling her "the girl who silenced the world" -- for six heartfelt minutes. In 2018, a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg stood behind a UN podium and once more raised a cry for the world's leaders to become "mature" and address the existential threat of planetary climate change. We can ignore climate change only if we ignore our children.


You Are Stealing Our Future:
A 15-year-old Girl Condemns the World's Inaction on Climate Change

Greta Thunberg / Democracy Now!

(December 13, 2018) -- In December 2018, 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the UN plenary in Katowice, Poland, condemning global inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change.

School Strike for Climate –
Save the World by Changing the Rules

Greta Thunberg / TEDx Talks

(November 24, 2018) -- Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands. Greta is a 15-year-old Stockholm native who lives at home with her parents and sister Beata.

She’s a 9th grader in Stockholm who enjoys spending her spare time riding Icelandic horses, spending time with her families two dogs, Moses and Roxy. She love animals and has a passion for books and science.

At a young age, she became interested in the environment and convinced her family to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

1992: A Plea from the Environmental Children's Organization
"A group of 12- and 13-year-olds trying to make a difference"

Severn Cullis-Suzuki Speaking at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro




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