July 23rd 2019: Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg urges French Parliament to “unite behind the science.”
“Some people have chosen not to come here today, some have chosen not to listen to us. And that is fine. We are, after all, just children.
“You don’t have to listen to us. But you do have to listen to the science … and that is all we ask, to unite behind the science.
“We become the bad guys who have to tell people these uncomfortable things because no one else wants to, or dares to.
“The science is clear and all we children are doing is communicating and acting on that united science.
“Declaring a climate emergency is good…. The biggest danger is not our inaction. The real danger is when companies and politicians are making it look like real action is happening, when in fact almost nothing is being done, apart from clever accounting and creative PR.”