Assadists & others have made Greta Thunberg a target of their venom, writing long diatribes about her nefarious connections to the political underworld. She has also been targeted for personal ridicule & demonization. But as Satyadeep Satya says: “Greta Thunberg brought attention to the looming climate catastrophe. How does that distract attention from indigenous people who have been fighting & dying in defence of life on earth while the ‘mainstream’ looks away–if not lobbying for their suppression by might of arms & law? If you know about these numerous struggles across the world, then didn’t Greta just give you another chance to draw attention to them? Or are you only interested in covering up your own callous elitism by making light of Greta’s struggle & trying to sound anti-elitist while doing it?”

This is a brilliant, uncompromising speech from this young girl & those of us who don’t have ulterior motives salute her fearless indignation.

Greta Thunberg to world leaders: 'How dare you – you have stolen my dreams and my childhood'

'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,' climate activist Greta Thunberg has told world leaders at the 2019 UN climate action summit in New York. In an emotionally charged speech, she accused them of ignoring the science behind the climate crisis, saying: '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!'

Posted by The Guardian on Monday, 23 September 2019