The media ignore information about carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, the activist believes. There is no progress on climate protection in the world.
Swedish eco-activist Greta Tunberg complained at the World Economic Forum in Davos that almost nothing has changed in the world in the issue of climate protection and the world media are also to blame.
According to her, journalists ignore data on carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and the effects of this in the form of climate change, which she constantly mentions in her speeches.
“Why is the temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius so important? Because even if you raise 1 degree, people die from climate change. This is the task of all science – to prevent climate destabilization … Every fraction of a degree is important,” Tunberg reasoned.
“Since last summer I have been repeating these figures over and over again. But, frankly, I have not seen at least someone from the media or personally tried to voice them. I know you don’t want to hear or talk about it, but I’ll keep going until you want to start doing it,” she threatened.
At the same time, Tunberg admitted that she “can’t complain that she’s not being heard.” “I’m always heard. But the problem is that the voices of scientists and the younger generation are not at the center of the debate,” she said. “Climate and the environment are popular topics of conversation now and thank you very much to the youth for promoting them, but if we look at these issues from a different angle, almost nothing has been done, carbon emissions have not been reduced,” she said. during the forum session, adding that “things will change in the future.”
Tunberg reminded us that if humanity wants to have a 67% chance to limit global temperature growth to 1.5 degrees, the limit of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is 420 gigatons. In reality, however, this volume is much smaller, she says, because average annual carbon emissions are higher than expected.
Tunberg was speaking at the session paving a steady path to a common future that opened the business agenda of the Davos summit. Other influential and well-known teenagers – The founder of the Foundation for Light and Hope for Puerto Rico, Salvador Gomez, a journalist and activist, the head of a public organization from Zambia, Natasha Mwansa, and a 13-year-old activist from Canada, Otham Peltier, also spoke.
Recall, in Portugal Tunberg, arrived on a catamaran. The journey from the United States, where the schoolgirl took part in the UN climate summit, took 21 days.
Greta Tunberg considers the fight against climate change to be her mission. At the UN summit in New York, she told world leaders that they had made empty promises of her dreams and childhood.