Greta Thunburg Quotes About Priority, Climate, Change

Greta Thunburg Quotes About Priority, Climate, Change

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Greta Thunburg Quotes:

At first when I heard about climate change, I was a climate denier. I didn’t think it was happening. Because if there really was an existential crisis like that, that would threaten our civilisation, we wouldn’t be focusing on anything else. That would be our first priority. So I didn’t understand how that added up.

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At places like Davos, people like to tell success stories. But their financial success has come with an unthinkable price tag. And on climate change, we have to acknowledge we have failed.

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Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling.

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Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems shallow and meaningless to so many people.

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Being young is a great advantage, since we see the world from a new perspective and we are not afraid to make radical changes.

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Even if the politics needed doesn’t exist today, we still need to use our voices to make sure that the people in power are focused on the right things. Because this is a democracy, and in a democracy, people are the ones who run the country.

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Giving up cannot be an option.

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I don’t fly because of the enormous climate impact of aviation per person.

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I don’t really like being in the centre of attention.

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I don’t use any animal products, both because of ethical and environmental and climate reasons.

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I have always been that girl in the back who doesn’t say anything.

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I have promised myself that I’m going to do everything I can for as long as I can.

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I know so many people who feel hopeless, and they ask me, ‘What should I do?’ And I say: ‘Act. Do something.’ Because that is the best medicine against sadness and depression.

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I mean, people aren’t continuing like this and not doing anything because they are evil, or because they don’t want to. We aren’t destroying the biosphere because we are selfish. We are doing it simply because we are unaware.

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I remember when I was younger, and in school, our teachers showed us films of plastic in the ocean, starving polar bears and so on. I cried through all the movies. My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things. I couldn’t do that. Those pictures were stuck in my head.

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I see the world in black and white, and I don’t like compromising.

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I think in many ways that we autistic are the normal ones and the rest of the people are pretty strange. They keep saying that climate change is an existential threat and the most important issue of all. And yet they just carry on like before.

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I thought I couldn’t make a difference because I was too small.

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I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.

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I write all of my own speeches.

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If burning fossil fuels was so bad that it threatened our very existence, how could we just continue like before? Why were there no restrictions? Why wasn’t it made illegal? To me, that did not add up.

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If there really was a crisis, and if this crisis was caused by our emissions, you would at least see some signs. Not just flooded cities, tens of thousands of dead people, and whole nations leveled to piles of torn down buildings. You would see some restrictions. But no. And no one talks about it.

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I’m on the autism spectrum. I don’t usually follow social coding and so therefore I go my own way.

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I’m telling you there is hope. I have seen it, but it does not come from the governments or corporations. It comes from the people.

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It felt like I was the only one who cared about the climate and the ecological crisis. My parents didn’t care about it, my classmates didn’t care about it, my relatives didn’t care about this. I mean nobody I knew cared about this and I felt like I was the only one.

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It is hard sometimes to always be at the centre of attention, but when you talk about me you also have to talk about the climate.

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It is our future on the line, and we must at least have a say in it.

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Learning about climate change triggered my depression in the first place. But it was also what got me out of my depression, because there were things I could do to improve the situation. I don’t have time to be depressed anymore.

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Many people say that this is not an easy issue, we cannot just say that this is how it is, it’s not black and white. But I say that this is black and white. Either we stop the emissions or we don’t. There are no gray areas when it comes to survival.

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Many people seem to have this double moral. They say one thing and then do another thing. They say that the climate crisis is very important and yet they do nothing about it.

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Many people, especially in the U.S., see countries like Sweden or Norway or Finland as role models – we have such a clean energy sector, and so on. That may be true, but we are not role models.

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My message is that if we do not care about the climate crisis and if we do not act now then almost no other question is going to matter in the future.

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My message to the Americans is the same as to everyone – that is to unite behind the science and to act on the science.

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Not having hope is not an excuse for not doing something.

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Of course, individual change doesn’t make much difference in a holistic picture… but we need both systemic change and individual change.

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Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come.

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People are unaware of what is going on. When I talk to people, they know the basics, they know the planet is warming because of greenhouse gases… but they don’t know the actual consequence of that.

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Social media can be very effective in creating movements. In the beginning, that is how I first got attention.

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Solving the climate crisis is the greatest and most complex challenge that homo sapiens have ever faced. The main solution, however, is so simple that even a small child can understand it. We have to stop our emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Some people can just let things go, but I can’t, especially if there’s something that worries me or makes me sad.

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Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ‘solve the climate crisis.’ But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.

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Sometimes it’s Tune-berg, sometimes Thunn-berg. I mean, I think it’s funny that everyone pronounces it differently. So, that is just – I don’t mind anyone pronouncing it wrong. There’s no wrong way to pronounce it. Everyone pronounces it in their own way.

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Sweden is not a green paradise, it has one of the biggest carbon footprints.

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The most common criticism I get is that I’m being manipulated and you shouldn’t use children in political ways, because that is abuse, and I can’t think for myself and so on. And I think that is so annoying! I’m also allowed to have a say – why shouldn’t I be able to form my own opinion and try to change people’s minds?

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The real danger is not inaction. The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like action is happening when in fact nothing is being done.

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There are thousands of ways to take action. For example, plant trees, pick up litter, join an organisation or movement that makes a difference and especially try to influence adults and put pressure on people in power.

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To do your best is no longer good enough. We now have to do the seemingly impossible.

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We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.

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We are living in the beginning of a mass extinction and our climate is breaking down.

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We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules.

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We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow.

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We should not underestimate ourselves, because if lots of individuals go together then we can accomplish almost anything.

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When I was maybe eight or nine years old, I first learned about the climate crisis in school. My teachers taught me about it and we saw films and pictures of plastic in the ocean and extreme weather events. Those pictures were just stuck in my head; I thought, there is no point in anything.

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When I’m really interested in something, I get superfocused on that. And I can spend hours upon hours not getting tired of reading about it and still be interested to learn more about it.

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Why should I be studying for a future that soon may not exist?

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Who is Greta Thunburg?

Greta Tintin is a character in the film Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is well-known for pressuring world leaders to act quickly to combat climate change.