Greta condemned leaders stressing that while “[e]ntire ecosystems are collapsing… all you can talk about is money and about fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”
Greta’s UN Climate Summit Speech Successfully Predicted More Business as Usual From World Leaders
By Julie Dermansky • … On Monday, the United Nations Climate Action Summit opened with a glossy video projected around the room. It hawked a hopeful message that climate catastrophe can be averted. With the lights turned down and music turned up, for a few minutes the summit felt like an IMAX movie experience.
“Unfortunately, the video is symbolic of the summit itself — all talk, little action,” Jesse Bragg, media director at Corporate Accountability, said via email.
A scathing speech by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg and the passing presence of President Trump upstaged presentations from world leaders, who in some cases did announce pledges to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 but overall failed to offer visionary solutions for the rapid transition away from fossil fuels.
While UN Secretary General António Guterres instructed leaders to bring “concrete plans,” not “beautiful speeches,” the world’s biggest polluters, including the U.S. and China, made no further commitments to cut emissions, which will be necessary for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
Left, Center and Right: We’re All in Denial About Climate Change .. If you really believe that the planet is becoming uninhabitable, if you think you are about to die, you don’t march peacefully through the streets holding signs and chanting slogans begging the corrupt scoundrels who haven’t done a damn thing for decades to wake up and do something. You identify the politicians and corporate leaders who are killing us, you track them down and you use whatever force is necessary to make them stop. Nothing less than regime change stands a chance of doing the job.
Bragg’s advocacy group Corporate Accountability is staging protests during Global Climate Week, which kicked off with a worldwide climate strike on September 20. “We should not need a flashy video to persuade governments to act with urgency,” Bragg said. “The devastation the climate crisis is already bringing to every corner of the world and the science that demands they act should be enough.” Continue reading “Greta Speaks Truth to Power as Those She Criticizes Applaud and Sneer”