Greta Thunberg, Klimakonferenz Katowice, Dezember 2018:
You only speak of a "green, eternal economic growth", because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward, with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is to pull the emergency break. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children. But I don't care about being popular. I care about climate justice and a living planet. Our civilisation is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people, to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It's the suffering of the many that pay for the luxury of the poor ... You say you love your children above all else and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. ... Until you don't start focusing on what has to be done rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself. We have not come here, to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. ... We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.
Es gibt Menschen, die die 15-jährige Greta Thunberg als "naive Marionette der Klimalobby" bezeichnen. Alles klar ...