“How dare you? You have stolen my dream and my childhood with your empty words.”
These were the words of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, who addressed the world’s leaders at the 2019 UN Climate action summit in New York and shook the world. In her emotionally-charged speech on climate change, Greta questioned and accused world leaders of ignoring the most pressing issue of climate emergency and instead focusing on money and economic development. She stood up for the younger generations who have been failed and betrayed by the older generations through their irresponsible actions towards climate change. Greta concluded her speech stating that the younger generations will not lay idle and will enforce the change themselves whether the older generations like it or not.