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School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm

11-minute video update from Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands. Greta is a 15-year-old Stockholm native who lives at home with her parents and sister Beata. She’s a 9th grader in Stockholm who enjoys spending her spare time riding Icelandic horses, spending time with her family’s two dogs, Moses and Roxy. She loves animals and has a passion for books and science. At a young age, she became interested in the environment and convinced her family to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.

… but I think that if a few children can get headlines all over the world
just by not coming to school for a few weeks,
imagine what we could all do together if you wanted to.

…Today, we use 100 million barrels of oil every single day. There are no politics to change that. There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground.
So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed.
Everything needs to change, and it has to start today.”Greta Thunberg

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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