കാലാവസ്ഥാ മാറ്റം ഫേസ്‌ബുക്കിലെ നിങ്ങളുടെ ലൈക്ക് അല്ല

Greta Thunberg a Vienna, Austria, May 28

thank you for inviting me and thank you
for having me here and thank you
everyone for coming my name is Greta
timbale I am a climate activists from
Sweden and for the last nine months I
have been school striking for the
climate every Friday in front of the
Swedish parliament we need to change the
way we treat the climate crisis we need
to change the way we speak about the
climate crisis and we need to call it
what it is an emergency I am certain
that most of us in here today are
generally aware of the situation but my
number one experience during these last
nine months is that people in general
have no clue many of us know something
is wrong that the planet is warming
because of increased greenhouse gases
but we don’t know the exact consequences
of that the vast majority know much less
than we think and this should be no
surprise we have never been shown the
graphs which show how much the co2
emissions need to be reduced for us to
stay below the 1.5 degree limit we have
never been told the meaning of the
aspect of equity in the Paris agreement
and why it’s so important we have never
been taught about feedback loops or
tipping points or what a runaway
greenhouse effect is most of us don’t
know almost any of the basic facts
because how could we we have not been
told or more importantly we have never
been told by the right people
we are Homo sapiens sapiens of the
family who many died of the order
primates of the claws mammalian of the
kingdom Animalia we are a part of nature
we are social animals we are naturally
drawn to our leaders during the last
months millions of children have been
school striking for the climate’s
gaining lots of attention for the
climate crisis but we children are not
leaders nor are the scientists
unfortunately but many of you here today
are presidents celebrities politicians
CEOs and journalists people listen to
you
they are influenced by you and therefore
you have an enormous responsibility and
let’s be honest this is a responsibility
that most of you have failed to take you
cannot rely on people reading between
the lines or searching in the
information themselves to read through
the latest IPCC report track the Keeling
curve or keep tabs on the world’s
rapidly disappearing carbon budgets you
have to explain that was repeatedly no
matter how uncomfortable or unprofitable
that may be and yes a transformed world
will include lots of new benefits but
you have to understand this is not
primarily an opportunity to create new
green jobs new businesses or green
economic growth this is above all an
emergency and not just any emergency
this is the biggest crisis humanity has
ever faced this is not something you can
like on Facebook when I first heard
about the climates and ecological
breakdown I actually didn’t believe that
this could be happening because how
could it be how could we be facing an
existential crisis that were threatened
our very survival and yet that wasn’t
our first priority if there really was a
crisis this big then we would rarely
talk about anything else as soon as you
turn on the TV
almost everything will be about that
headlines radio newspapers you would
always never hear or read about anything
else and the politicians would surely
have done what was needed by now
wouldn’t they they would hold crisis
meetings all the time
declare climate emergencies everywhere
and spend all their waking hours
handling the situation and informing the
people what was going on but it never
was like that the climate crisis was
just treated like any other issue or
even less than that
every time you heard a politician speak
about this they never talked with
urgency according to them there were
always countless of new technologies and
simple solutions that when put in place
would solve everything
politicians one second say climate
change is very important it is the most
important topic and we are going to do
everything we can to stop it and the
next second they want to expand air
portes build new coal power plants and
motorways and then they fly off in a
private jet to attend the meeting on the
other side of the world that is not how
you act in a crisis and humans are
social animals we can’t get away from
that fact and as long as you the leaders
act like everything is fine and you have
things under control then as people we
won’t understand that we are in an
emergency you can’t only keep talking
about specific isolates and solutions to
specific isolated problems we need to
see the full picture if you say that we
can so this crisis just by maybe
increasing or lowering some taxes facing
out coal in 10 or 15 years putting up
solar panels on your building or
manufacturing new more electrical cars
if you say that then people will think
we can solve this crisis without anyone
making a real effort and that is very
dangerous because specific isolated
solutions are no longer enough and you
know this we now need to change
practically everything we now need a
whole new way of thinking I know you are
desperate for hope and solutions but the
biggest source of hope and the easiest
solution is right in front of you and
has been all along and it is us people
and the fact that we don’t know we
humans are not stupid we are not ruining
the biosphere and future living
conditions for all species because we
are evil we are simply not aware but
once we understand once we realize the
situation then we act
we change humans are very adaptable so
instead of only being obsessed with
finding solutions to a problem that most
of us do not even know exists
you must also focus on informing us
about the actual problem we must
acknowledge that we do not have all the
solution now we must admit that we do
not have the situation under control and
we must admit that we are losing this
battle we must stop playing with words
and numbers because we no longer have
time for that
and in the words of author Alex Stephan
winning slowly is the same thing as
losing when it comes to the climate
crisis the longer we wait the harder it
will be to turn this around so let us
not waste any longer let’s start acting
for too long the people in power have
gotten away with basically not doing
anything to stop the climate an
ecological breakdown they have gotten
away with stealing or a future and
selling it for profits but we young
people are waking up and we promise we
will not let you get away with it
anymore

Nullius in verba
ആരുടേയും വാക്ക് വിശ്വസിക്കരുത്


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