Friday, December 9, 2011

More Heroic Youth Activism

This time at the Durban Climate summit.  Another one of those summits where important world leaders get together to make the appearance that they are doing something important only to delay real climate change. 

See what happens when youth are spurred into action by the inaction of the greed generation?  Here she is, 21 years old, on the stage with world leaders at a world wide summit.  And she stands up to interrupt a speech to make her point, one that is honestly more important than anything these imposters had to say.  If you missed it, it was a simple, beautiful message.

"I am speaking on behalf of the United States of America because my negotiators cannot. The obstructionist Congress has shackled justice and delayed ambition for far too long. I am scared for my future. 2020 is too late to wait. We need an urgent path to a fair, ambitious and legally binding treaty. We need leaders who will commit to real change, not empty rhetoric. Keep your promises. Keep our hope alive."

Bravo to her! 


1 comment:

  1. omigawsh. her bravery and passion and conviction brought tears to my eyes. damn.