NEW YORK, Sep. 23 (DPA / EP) –
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has become the icon of the fight against climate change, has reproached world leaders for their passivity by blaming them that “we are at the beginning of a mass extinction”, during her speech at the Climate Summit of the UN, which is celebrated this Monday in New York.
“We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and the only thing you can talk about is money and fairy tales about eternal economic growth,” said this 16-year-old girl with tears in her eyes. “How dare you!” He snapped.
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” he told them, while stressing that they are still in time to correct the course. But, “if you choose to fail us,” he warned, “we will never forgive you.”
Thunberg gained worldwide fame with the 'Fridays for future' protest movement, demonstrating every Friday before the Swedish Parliament to demand from the political authorities effective measures against climate change. Thousands of young people from other countries, including Spain, have followed suit.
Now, she is one of the guests at the UN Climate Summit, which has the participation of 60 world leaders, including the President of the Acting Government, Pedro Sánchez.