The best Quotes by Greta Thunberg

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation.

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Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected.
Oktober 2023
Today as always, it's important to watch out for those who only listen to the uncomfortable truth when it fits in their agenda. To tackle this crisis, cherry picking some aspects, taking things out of context and ignoring the rest will lead us nowhere.
October 2022
This ongoing irresponsible behavior will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind.
(Climate activist)
For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
(Climate activist) - September 2019, Rede beim UN Klimagipfel
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.
24 November 2018, TEDxStockholm
I've learned that you are never too small to make a difference.
(Climate activist)
We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.
(Climate activist)
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We can halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - and even restore parts of them - in order to ensure that the forests do what they are so good at - in other words, storing carbon naturally.
There can be no lasting prosperity for our people, if we do not protect our planet.
There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man.
The natural world can continue to surprise us as long as we give it space to thrive.
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To love the world is to be afflicted.
The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.
Protecting the climate and nature is one of the biggest challenges of our time that we can only tackle together.
Olaf Scholz - September 2020
In my view, we've already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can't wait any longer. We see it with our own eyes. We feel it. We know it in our bones. And it's time to act!
Joe Biden - January 2021
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
I don't accept the Republicans' argument that boldly addressing climate change and having the world's strongest economy are incompatible. I believe that the exact opposite of that is true. Tackling our climate challenges will provide us with the opportunity to grow our economy, protect public health, and propel the United States to become the world leader in green innovation in the 21st century.
The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on.
Joe Biden (as Vice President of the United States) - Mai 2014
This is money well spent. If we ignore climate change, it's gonna cost us a lot more.
Angela Merkel - September 2019
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.
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More than 1.5 mio people took to the streets against the far-right AfD in Germany - and people should know about it. As in many countries, right-extremism is rising, elections are close, it seemed hopeless. Yet, this wave erupted over night. It is so hopeful.
Luisa Neubauer - Januar 2024, zu deutschlandweiten Demos gegen Rechtsextremismus
No one is above the law, everybody ought to be held accountable.
We will never declare a ceasefire. We are not worried about any sanctions.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (as President of Turkey) - about war in North-Syria
You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria.
Can't change the world by following all the rules.
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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Statecraft is the art of attending to small matters as diligently as grand ones.
Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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There's always that one person, that will always have your heart. That one person for me is you.

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