- The climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed world leaders on the issue of the climate crisis.
- She said they offer “words that sound great but so far have not led to action.”
- “Build back better. Blah, blah, blah,” she said, mocking the slogans used by Biden and Boris Johnson.
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The climate activist Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders, accusing them of saying nothing more than “blah, blah, blah” when it came to their commitments to tackle the climate crisis.
Speaking at the Youth4Climate summit in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday, Thunberg said: “Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah blah blah. Net zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah.”
“Build back better” is the slogan used in both US President Joe Biden and UK chief Minister’s economic agendas.
“This is all we hear from our so-called leaders. Words that sound great but so far have not led to action. Our hopes and ambitions drown in their empty promises,” she said.
She additional later in her speech: “Of course we need constructive dialogue.
“But they’ve now had 30 years of blah, blah, blah and where has that led us? We can nevertheless turn this around – it is thoroughly possible. It will take immediate, drastic annual emission reductions. But not if things go on like today. Our leaders’ intentional without of action is a betrayal toward all present and future generations.”
She criticised world leaders for what she said was them pretending to care about the issue: “They invite cherry-picked young people to meetings like this to pretend that they listen to us. But they clearly don’t listen to us. Our emissions are nevertheless rising. The science doesn’t lie.”
“We can no longer let the people in strength decide what is politically possible. We can no longer let the people in strength decide what hope is. Hope is not passive. Hope is not blah, blah, blah. Hope is telling the truth. Hope is taking action. And hope always comes from the people.”
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