Greta’s Speech to the UN

Greta does it again.  Her speech to the UN this week was so powerful.  Here is a link to it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAJsdgTPJpU

A friend sent out a link to a political cartoon with Greta.  Here is a link:  Check out the New Yorker Cartoon.

In just one year, so much has happened.  Last October it was climate change and has now changed to climate emergency.  Extinction Rebellion has spread globally and remains relentless in their nonviolent direct actions.  Greta gives a speech at the climate talks in Poland in December and then sails across the ocean on a sailboat powered by solar panels to get to the Global Student Climate Strikes last Friday and the UN meeting on Monday.  The Sunrise Movement is continuing their pressure on the DNC and support for a Green New Deal.

There was really nothing happening before this.  Every group is demanding that governments do something drastic to address the climate emergency.

I talk to people all the time and ask them if they know of these groups and Greta.  The answer is usually ‘no.’  So, I was at a canoe party in August and mentioned these groups and Greta to a couple I was talking to and got the usual answer.  I told them to look them up and mentioned the Student Strike on September 20.  Well, as I was leaving the Capitol in Madison at the strike, the couple flagged me down.  I couldn’t believe it.  They looked them up and attended.  It was awesome!

So, go out there and tell everyone what is going on with our planet.  All these actions give me much hope.

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