A video of 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg giving an icy cold glare to US President Donald at the UN climate summit in New York has gone viral on social media platforms.
The video shows the teen glowering at the president as he passed by with his entourage.
The teen activist — who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism during her speech, said, “How dare you?”
How Dare You
In an emotional speech with repeating the words “how dare you” four times, she accused world leaders of betraying her generation by failing to act on rising emissions.
She said, “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you all come to us young people for hope.
How dare you? You have stolen my dreams in my childhood with your empty words. Yet, I, I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering.
People are dying and entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”
The footage has caught the attention of Twitterati. Here’s what they say:
Thunberg has become the global face of a growing youth movement against climate inaction that mobilized millions in a worldwide strike on Friday.
Her struggle began quietly in August 2018 when she skipped school for the first three weeks, and then on Fridays to spend the day outside Sweden’s parliament with a sign labelled “School strike for climate”.
In August, she crossed the Atlantic in a two-week journey on a sailboat to attend the climate summit in New York. She refuses to fly because of the carbon emissions caused by planes.