Published: Fri, September 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Greta Thunberg to US Congress: take climate action now

Greta Thunberg to US Congress: take climate action now

On Saturday, Thunberg will be joined by 500 other young climate activists for the first ever Youth Climate Summit at the UN in NY, and she is also expected to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23. On Monday, she met with former president Barack Obama, who known as her "one of our planet's greatest advocates".

The same article, however, states that Thunberg does not experience those periods of denial and that prior to her efforts to reduce climate change began, she was often very depressed.

"Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time, and an important priority for the entire Concordia community", said Graham Carr, the university's interim president, in a statement.

While he praised Thunberg and other climate activists for putting the issue at the forefront of politics, he said there was time to take more measured action.

An emergency United Nations climate summit will be held in New York City on September 23rd, and activists locally and internationally are hoping the Global Climate Strikes will send a message to those taking part in the summit that climate change is an emergency in need of immediate action.

The Swedish teenager who has become a symbol for a young generation anxious about climate change is in Washington this week to help change minds - a hard thing to do in a capital locked in partisan combat.

They were invited to speak to the senators about the climate.

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Margolin revisited her argument on colonialism in a while and urged the U.S.to listen to to "indigenous protectors" in Latin America.

Greta was at the US Capitol ahead of a global climate strike on Friday. Sarsgaard recalled when she first learned about climate change and how Thunberg was bringing attention to this crisis. He is one of the 21 young people are taking on the US government in Juliana v. the United States, in which they argue that the constitution gives them the right to an environment free of the climate crisis.

"We are already seeing the unacceptable consequences of [climate change] today, and it will only get worse the longer we delay action, unless we act now", she said.

"We want you to unite behind the science". "Then I think people will understand and want to do something about it".

"When your children ask you, "Did you do absolutely everything in your power to stop the climate crisis?' can you really look them in the eye and say, 'No, sorry, I couldn't do anything because that country over there didn't do anything". She ended her acceptance speech with a powerful promise: "See you on the streets".

"We don't want to be invited to these kinds of meetings because, honestly, they don't lead to anything".

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