Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically Nothing’ Has Been Done to Combat Climate Change

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said world leaders have done “basically nothing” to reduce CO2 emissions during remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Speaking at an event on Tuesday morning, Thunberg said that “basically nothing” has been done to combat climate change and called for world leaders to take concrete steps to limit C02 emissions. 

“The climate and environment is a hot topic right now, and a lot thanks to young people pushing. But of course, if you see it from another perspective, pretty much nothing has been done since the global emissions of CO2 has not reduced. And that is, of course, what we are trying to achieve.”

See her comments below:

She continued to say that she expected it would take a while for world leaders to start taking more concrete steps to address climate change. 

“But that’s, of course, what we had expected. It will require much more than this. This is just the very beginning.”

The moderator asked Thunberg what other steps she would like to see world leaders take. 

“A lot. But especially that we start listening to the science,” she responded, adding, “And that we actually start treating these crises as the crisis it is, as the crisis they are, because this is — without treating this as a real crisis, we cannot solve it and then we cannot see this from a holistic view.”

In a speech in Davos on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the United States would join the “One Trillion Trees” campaign designed to offset carbon emissions.

He added that he is a “big believer in the environment,” but he also blasted the “perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse.”

Thunberg made headlines late last year after she sailed from England to New York in a zero-emissions boat to take part in a United Nations climate summit. 

She also appeared before Congress and urged lawmakers to “listen to the scientists” about climate change. 

Responses

  1. “The kid and her worshipers need to get an EDUCATION from the REAL scientists who have concluded this “climate change: BS is a hoax invented by the Socialists. Facts matter.” Confused James

    Wow, Confused James, I hope that you get the help that you so obviously need.

  2. I feel so sorry for her. Not understanding the science. Being used by climate activists. So sad.

    1. Greta is way less confused about climate science than you ever will be.

  3. “does that mean she will listen to both sides of the science?” ron

    BS!

    That’s the thing about “science”. There are NOT two sides to science. If you don’t agree with the accepted science today, then it is up to you to prove better science and get it peer reviewed and accepted by scientists and everyone else. Until you CAN do that, you get to sulk in your corner.

    Two-sidesing things is a crock.

  4. “Greta wants to see results instantly but ecological reality is changes today require time to see the future effects.” Morte206

    Yeah, that’s WHY making changes today is critical. We need to slow this accelerating train instantly before it becomes a runaway. At least she recognizes that fact. Yeah, I said fact. Course correction takes time, time that we don’t have.

    1. What a crock of bovine excrement! The kid and her worshipers need to get an EDUCATION from the REAL scientists who have concluded this “climate change: BS is a hoax invented by the Socialists. Facts matter.

  5. she says start listening to the science. does that mean she will listen to both sides of the science? there are always two sides to a story, even if the liberals want you to believe otherwise. you would think by now they would realize that yelling at someone does what help

    1. “does that mean she will listen to both sides of the science?” ron

      BS!

      That’s the thing about “science”. There are NOT two sides to science. If you don’t agree with the accepted science today, then it is up to you to prove better science and get it peer reviewed and accepted by scientists and everyone else. Until you CAN do that, you get to sulk in your corner.

      Two-sidesing things is a crock.

  6. GC: Are you purposefully obtuse? Yes, it has taken this long to reach this point which she wishes to change. That is a hell of a lot different from the change she wishes to see (or so I would imagine) and to which I was referring. You might know it as the future. Greta wants to see results instantly but ecological reality is changes today require time to see the future effects.

    1. “Greta wants to see results instantly but ecological reality is changes today require time to see the future effects.” Morte206

      Yeah, that’s WHY making changes today is critical. We need to slow this accelerating train instantly before it becomes a runaway. At least she recognizes that fact. Yeah, I said fact. Course correction takes time, time that we don’t have.

  7. Someone please tell Greta to visit those nations that are the greatest emitters, i.e. Red China, India, and the developing nations. If she wants change those are the prime sources.

    But…..she’s playing it safe by only visiting 1st world nations. Not unlike certain other activist groups.

    Did you know that Germany’s CO2 emissions have INCREASED since their disastrous push to “green” energy? Seems all those sources just could not meet demand so now they import even greater quantities of fossil fuels, especially since they will not go nuclear, frack, nor expand their own coal industry.

    1. The top three greenhouse gas emitters— China, the European Union and the United States—contribute more than half of total global emissions, while the bottom 100 countries only account for 3.5 percent. Collectively, the top 10 emitters account for nearly three-quarters of global emissions. (2017)

  8. Someone explain to Greta that change is often slower to come about than people wish. A concept she will hopefully learn with age/experience.

    1. You are confused.

      This change started at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Is that slow enough for you?

  9. “He added that he is a “big believer in the environment,” but he also blasted the “perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse.” Article about King Donald The Loser

    KDTL is confused.

    He doesn’t believe in the “environment” at all, otherwise he would not have done what he has done since he gained office.

    1. Well of course the President is “confused” and doesn’t know what he’s talking about as everyone is according to the resident idiot. He’s totally ignorant about Worldly things. BTW, pajama boy: How much does your income – including food stamps – and education (NOT indoctrination) surpass MY President’s net worth and education? [DOWN voted along with others.]

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