NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 23: Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) where world leaders are holding a summit on climate change on September 23, 2019 in New York City. While the U.S. will not be participating, China and about 70 other countries are expected to make announcements concerning climate change. The summit at the U.N. comes after a worldwide Youth Climate Strike on Friday, which saw millions of young people around the world demanding action to address the climate crisis. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly today, said she shouldn’t have to be addressing the crisis.
“I should be back in school, on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope,” she said. “How dare you!”
She continued: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words — and yet, I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying.”
Watch the moment: