Greta Thunberg Delivers A Powerful Speech At The UN Climate Summit And Gives Trump A Death Stare

Published 5 years ago

If you don’t know who Greta Thunberg is yet, she’s a 16-year-old Climate activist from Sweden whose actions of raising awareness of global warming has made her known around the world. On Monday, the young activist gave a powerful speech at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York and it – and her death stare directed at Trump – quickly went viral.

In her speech, Greta pointed out that the fact that climate change is real and happening has been acknowledged for over 30 years. Yet during this time, little to nothing has been done to prevent it. The activist accused the world leaders of being “not mature enough” to tell the truth and said that even though they’re failing us, young people are becoming aware of their betrayal.

Read more

Image credits: United Nations

US President Donald Trump responded to Greta’s speech with a pretty ignorant comment: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”. This even prompted the activist to briefly change her Twitter bio to Trump’s quote.

Greta’s story began when started the global School Strike movement, organizing weekly Friday school strikes back in Sweden. Her actions received a lot of attention in the following months and eventually, the girl was invited to give a speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York. It was there that she crossed paths with Donald Trump, who was there on a meeting on religious freedom. Greta had little hope in convincing the president about the importance of the climate crisis. “I say ‘listen to the science’ and he obviously does not do that. If no-one has been able to convince him about the climate crisis and the urgency, why would I be able to?” Greta told The Guardian.

Image credits: United Nations

Listen to Greta’s full speech in the video below

One politician tried to criticize her speech

Image credits: Bishop4House

But someone quickly shut him down

Image credits: PretColette

Many people backed up the young activist

Image credits: Nalini4Clearent

Image credits: MillionAcreFarm

Image credits: matthewjdowd

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

Got wisdom to pour?



climate change, climate change activism, climate change activist, Donald Trump, greta thunberg, swedish activist, United Nations Climate Action Summit
Like deMilked on Facebook
Want more milk?
Hit like for a daily artshake!
Don't show this - I already like Demilked