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  • Writer's pictureJean Shinoda Bolen

Greta Thunberg Speaks Truth to Power at the UN Climate Action Summit

Greta Thunberg, the sixteen year old Swedish climate activist’s arrival after sailing for two weeks across the Atlantic was the lead story in The New Yorker Magazine “The Talk of the Town”. Thunberg is sometimes compared to Joan of Arc and sometimes to Pippi Longstocking. 

In her emotionally charged four minute speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit on 9/23/19 she quoted facts and reiterated, “How dare you!? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," and accused them of ignoring the science behind the climate crisis:

"We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth - how dare you!" An eloquent, passionate, truth-teller who did not mince her words. 

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