19 September 2019 - Greta Thunberg to US politicians: "You're not trying hard enough, sorry"
'Don't listen to me, listen to the scientists,' Greta tells Congress
Valerie Volcovici (Independent, 19/09/2019)
Climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message to the US Congress yesterday: "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists."
The 16-year-old Swede, the founder of the 'Fridays For Future' school walkouts to demand action on climate change, submitted a 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in lieu of testimony to a joint hearing of House committees.
It calls for rapid changes to the way people live in order to keep temperatures from rising 1.5C by 2030.
Greta Thunberg Takes Senators To Task: You’re Not Trying ‘Hard Enough. Sorry.’
Nick Visser (The Huffington Post, 18/09/2019)
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden, told a task force of U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday that they weren’t trying “hard enough” to tackle the climate crisis. “Sorry,” she added in a blunt call to action.
“Please save your praise. We don’t want it,” Thunberg, who appeared before the Senate’s climate change task force on Tuesday, told a group of lawmakers. “Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.”
Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View
Somini Sengupta (The New York Times, 18/09/2019)
These are some of the things that Greta Thunberg has learned on her American tour.
New York City smells. People talk really loudly here, they blast air conditioning and they argue over whether or not they believe in climate change, while in her country, Sweden, they accept it as fact.
'We're a team': Greta Thunberg visits Barack Obama
Youtube (Guardian News, 18/092019)
After crossing the Atlantic on a solar-powered boat, the climate activist Greta Thunberg visited Barack Obama in Washington. The former US president later shared a photo of the pair and praised Thunberg as 'one of our planet's greatest advocates'. The Swedish teenager is in the US to speak at the UN climate summit on 23 September.