Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said world leaders have done “basically nothing” to reduce CO2 emissions during remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Speaking at an event on Tuesday morning, Thunberg said that “basically nothing” has been done to combat climate change and called for world leaders to take concrete steps to limit C02 emissions.
“The climate and environment is a hot topic right now, and a lot thanks to young people pushing. But of course, if you see it from another perspective, pretty much nothing has been done since the global emissions of CO2 has not reduced. And that is, of course, what we are trying to achieve.”
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She continued to say that she expected it would take a while for world leaders to start taking more concrete steps to address climate change.
“But that’s, of course, what we had expected. It will require much more than this. This is just the very beginning.”
The moderator asked Thunberg what other steps she would like to see world leaders take.
“A lot. But especially that we start listening to the science,” she responded, adding, “And that we actually start treating these crises as the crisis it is, as the crisis they are, because this is — without treating this as a real crisis, we cannot solve it and then we cannot see this from a holistic view.”
He added that he is a “big believer in the environment,” but he also blasted the “perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse.”
Thunberg made headlines late last year after she sailed from England to New York in a zero-emissions boat to take part in a United Nations climate summit.