Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old girl from Sweden whose activism for climate change sparked protests across Europe, was a brave message to the financial and political elites when they gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
"Adults keep saying that we owe it to young people to give them hope, but I do not want you to hope, I do not want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day, I want you to act, "said Thunberg in his speech on Thursday, according to NPR News.
"I want you to behave the way you would in a crisis, I want you to behave like that." The house is burning because it is so, "she continued.
The teen told the BBC shortly after their speech that their message "most emissions are caused by a few people, the very rich people who are here in Davos. "
" These people have a lot of power, they could really change something, so I think they have a big responsibility. They must set their economic goals aside in order to secure the living conditions of humanity in the future. "Thunberg told the news agency.
According to the BBC, a number of protesters across Europe have been organized to credit Thunberg for their indictment.
Thunberg is said to have gained international fame last year, after winning once every
The young activist would allegedly demonstrate a 32-hour train ride from Davos to Sweden.
Their mode of transport also highlights the need for clean travel, as other modes of transport how jets have become famous for their high carbon dioxide emissions.