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Greta Thunberg: Don’t Tell Us How Inspiring We Are, Take Action On Climate Change

Climate change activist and a teenage school student from Sweden, Greta Thunberg, called for a strong action for saving the environment, and not praises, in the front of the lawmakers of the US Congress, during a two-day meeting on Washington’s Capitol Hill, spanning from September 17 to 18.

Greta Thunberg speaking on climate change in Washington. (Image Credit: aol.com)

She was in America for speaking about the efforts of saving the planet and other steps to reduce the carbon footprints across the globe. And there, the 16-year old activist clearly put her thoughts and words in front of the others.

Speaking about protecting the planet, she emphasized more on actions and implementations rather than big talks or receiving praises for being an inspirational model for others.

Telling the Senate Climate Change Task Force she said:

“Please save your praise. We don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.”

Whenever the media reporters ask her questions about the steps to save the planet and what’s needed to achieve that goal, she fearlessly questions the authorities, of not only her own country, but of other nations as well for coming up together with a permanent solution, instead of just talking and having discussions in global summits or annual meetings.

Ms. Thunberg has emerged globally with her environment-saving weekly strikes, in the last one year, and has gained a huge popularity among other teenagers in different countries who want to create awareness towards climate change.

Her initiative #FridaysForFuture is now followed in different parts of the world by many school students to make people aware about the dangers of carbon footprints and to send message to government authorities for finding a strict solution as soon as possible.

She has herself abandoned the various means of transport in her life which are a source of carbon footprints. While traveling from one nation to another for speaking at international events, she uses the route of the sea, instead of Airplanes (as they release carbon footprints into the atmosphere). And for that, she travels on a zero-carbon yacht.
The way she has shown her courage and bravery for standing up strongly for a global cause, which is a must as of now, is truly remarkable and noteworthy, especially in today’s world where ‘games of politics’ are more important—even more than the home, our planet itself.
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