Although Greta Thunberg is only 15 years old, she has no problem standing up in front of the United Nations at the recent Climate Change Conference in Poland. What’s inspiring, and perhaps quite rare, is that she says to the UN what most adults would be too scared to say. She bravely calls out global policy makers as being influenced by power and money, versus actually doing what’s good for the planet and the people. In her speech (below), Greta states:
Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.
It takes quite a bit of bravery to actually get up in front of world leaders and say what so many people are thinking. Hats off to this amazing child.
Many communities, even countries, have started to take on the fossil fuel industry. For example, France recently announced that by 2023, the entire nation intends to run entirely on renewable energy. And, Sweden, Greta’s home country, intends to be the world’s first fossil fuel-free country.
Clearly, the desire for change is brewing throughout the world. Yet, the question still remains: When will global policy makers make decisions to help address pressing global problems, such as plastic pollution and climate change? And what political leaders are willing to fall out of favor with industrial and energy giants to implement real changes…changes that help save planet Earth from the infestation of greed? As Greta states:
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.
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