16-year-old Greta Thunberg makes compelling plea for climate action

This article discusses the efforts of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg to plea for climate action. It contains a video of her speech.

This is one of those climate videos you’re likely to remember, have a hard time putting out of your thoughts.

That applies in particular to 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, who virtually stole the show and left some in the audience at a recent World Economic Forum meeting deeply moved, some verging on tears.

Responding to adults’ always wanting to give youths reasons to be hopeful, Thunberg told the January meeting in Davos, Switzerland, “I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.

“And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would act in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house was on fire. Because it is.”

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