‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg tears into world leaders over inaction at U.N. climate summit

In an angry and emotional speech at the United Nations climate summit on Monday, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders for failing to act.

“This is all wrong,” Thunberg said, reading from a piece of paper. “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you come to us young people for hope. How dare you.”

“People are suffering,” the 16-year-old continued through tears. “People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.”

“How dare you continue to look away and come here saying you are doing enough,” Thunberg added. “You say you hear us and understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that. Because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil. And that I refuse to believe.”

Thunberg was on a panel with other climate activists at the summit on the eve of the U.N. General Assembly to encourage countries to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
— Read on news.yahoo.com/greta-thunberg-un-climate-speech-how-dare-you-151148559.html

Advertisements

Back to the Garden

The Garden of Eden was vegan. According to the Bible, all creation would still be vegan as God had intended if it had not been for original sin. God’s first choice, His greatest wish, His ideal diet, for the pinnacle of His creation was the vegan diet.

Book Suggestion: Why Every Christian Should Be A Vegan: And Every Vegan Should Be A Christian by Ryan Hicks is available at the Amazon Bookstore. Click, tap, touch, follow this link for more info.

Outlaw

This is Jimmy John Liautaud, the CEO of Jimmy Johns, giving a thumbs-up over the body of an innocent animal he murdered. Jimmy Johns supports animal cruelty, animal abuse, & the murder of innocent animals. Ban & outlaw trophy hunting!

Lungs On Fire

Brazil is a large exporter of beef. The fires were set by cattle ranchers who slash and burn forests to use the area for grazing & growing crops for animal feed. It’s horrible and this practice been going on for a very long time.

Vegans Die Too

It’s true that a vegan diet can reduce our risk for a number of chronic diseases. But no healthy diet or lifestyle offers an ironclad guarantee against disease. Some vegans get cancer and diabetes. Some vegans have heart attacks. When we fail to recognize this, we risk alienating people from our vegan community. We miss the opportunity to provide care and support for other vegans. We also deny some vegans the right to advocate for animals. Instead of building up our community, we diminish it.

Believing that veganism is panacea for all human ailments sets up veganism to fail. Recognizing that vegans can get sick–sometimes seriously so–and that none of us is immortal makes us more compassionate. An honest perspective on the limits of veganism when it comes to health lets us support rather than judge, broadens our community of activists, and encourages us to be more effective on behalf of animals.

Book Suggestion: Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina is available at the Amazon Bookstore. Click, tap, touch this link or the book cover image above for more info.