‘Blah, blah, blah’: Greta Thunberg mocks Boris Johnson and other leaders over climate crisis

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‘Blah, blah, blah’: Greta Thunberg mocks Boris Johnson and other leaders over climate crisis

Greta Thunberg mocked global leaders’ climate emergency speeches at the Youth4Climate summit in Italy today.

The Youth4Climate conference was attended by 400 youths between 15-29 years of age from 186 different countries.

Mocking world leaders in her speech, she said: “Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah blah blah. Net zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah.

“This is all we hear from our so-called leaders. Words that sound great but so far have not led to action.

“Our hopes and dreams drown in their empty promises.”

She remarked that we have had “30 years of blah, blah, blah”, and she posed the question “where has that led us?”

Thunberg’s speech comes ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November.

As world leaders gather to discuss the urgent climate crisis, this conference will be one of the most significant climate events since 2015’s Paris Agreement.

COP26 has three main goals: to reach global net zero in 2050, to keep 1.5 degrees below the limit, to adapt to protect communities, natural habitats, mobilize finance, and to fulfill climate promises.

For 2030 emission reduction targets to be met that are aligned with the 2050 net-zero goal, countries must present plans that include phasing out and reducing deforestation, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, encouraging investment in renewables, and encouraging the rapid adoption of new technologies.

She stated: “We can still turn this around – it is entirely possible. It will take immediate, drastic annual emission reductions. But not if things go on like today.

“Our leaders’ intentional lack of action is a betrayal toward all present and future generations.”

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