This is Greta Thunberg’s full opening statement at today’s congressional climate change hearing:
“My name is Greta Thunberg … I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists … And then I want you to take real action.”
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“Listen to the Scientists”
By: Greta Thunberg (via @nbcnightlynews )
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Location: Capitol Hill
More: This past Wednesday, Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old climate and ecological crisis activist, testified in front of US Congress for real climate change action. Throughout her testimony, this teen Swede politely disputed arguments from congressmen in the room and displayed a sense of humor and intelligence beyond her years. Watch to see her replies.
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