Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Calls For Systemic Action

In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, Greta Thunberg stands next to Swedish parliament in Stockholm. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday, July 29, 2019 that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.
In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, Greta Thunberg stands next to Swedish parliament in Stockholm. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday, July 29, 2019 that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. David Keyton / AP Photo
In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, Greta Thunberg stands next to Swedish parliament in Stockholm. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday, July 29, 2019 that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.
In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, Greta Thunberg stands next to Swedish parliament in Stockholm. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday, July 29, 2019 that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. David Keyton / AP Photo

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Calls For Systemic Action

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has announced that she plans on travelling to the United States via a zero-emissions racing boat to speak at United Nations climate summits and attend environmental protests in mid-August. She spoke last Tuesday in front of the lower house of France’s Parliament on the need for systemic action to address the global climate crisis, saying, “They said that we children, we exaggerate, that we are alarmists. To respond to that I invite you to read the last [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report. You will find all of our 'opinions' there." She described politicians, the leadership of multinational corporations and journalists as collectively responsible for under-acting and under-reporting on the threats that the climate crisis poses. Listen in to the full recording here.