From the outside looking in, it’s extremely easy to view politicians as a punch of silver-spoon fed private school wankers who are solely interested in furthering their careers at seemingly the expense of everyone else.
Well, that’s essentially been confirmed by 15-year-old Sweedish activist Greta Thunberg, who while speaking at the United Nation’s conference on climate change took the opportunity to call our world leader’s for “behaving like children.”
Good fuckin’ on ya.
“For 25 years, countless people have come to the UN climate conferences begging our world leaders to stop emissions and clearly that has not worked as emissions are continuing to rise,” she said, according to The Guardian.
“So I will not beg the world leaders to care for our future. I will instead let them know change is coming, whether they like it or not,” she said.
Thunberg rose to attention when she took 2 weeks off school to protest out the front of the Swedish parliament for the country to reduce its emissions by 15%.
“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago,” Thunberg said at the conference. “We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with. We have to make our voices heard.”
“Why should we be studying for a future that soon may be no more? This is more important than school, I think,” she told the conference.
Nearly 200 nations have gathered in Poland to try and hammer out some productive climate change initiatives, let’s hope Greta gave them the kick up the arse they need.
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