According to the climate change advocate, people around the world are making a realization that they cannot keep distancing from these tragedies of black people.
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish climate change advocate and is currently one of the most remarkable climate activists. Thunberg has sent out her admiration of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. She stated that the BLM protests present that the societal structure has reached a tipping point where justice must be called to compensate for the injustice that befell black people. From her point of view, the climate crisis requires more than just a “green recovery plan” from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
“People are starting to find their voice, to sort of understand that they can actually have an impact.”
Greta Thunberg told the BBC
Thunberg made a reflection on the BLM movement that has spread throughout the world as of late. She told the BBC: “It feels like we have passed some kind of social tipping point where people are starting to realise that we cannot keep looking away from these things. We cannot keep sweeping these things under the carpet, these injustices.” she continued, “People are starting to find their voice, to sort of understand that they can actually have an impact.”
The COVID-19 pandemic had given Thunberg a ray of hope. She stated that although most of the governments around the world can take necessary actions even facing an emergency like this pandemic, the climate crisis should have been served with the same level of importance.
“It shows that in a crisis, you act, and you act with necessary force,” she said. “Suddenly people in power are saying they will do whatever it takes since you cannot put a price on human life.
“The main message that underlines everything we [as climate activists] do is, ‘Listen to the science, listen to the experts’, and all of a sudden you hear everyone everywhere is saying that. It feels like the corona crisis has changed the role of science in our society.”
The 17-year-old has been utilizing her time in quarantine lockdown period to study, despite taking a year off from school to visit and strive on the climate emergency. A year ago, she cruised over the Atlantic to go to the United Nations (UN) climate summits, ultimately winding up in Madrid to deliver speech initially to have been facilitated in Chile.
“I thought I’m just home anyway, so I might as well just jump in the class … in my free time, as a bonus. It doesn’t really count, but I love studying so much,” she said. “I’m really the last one to complain because I haven’t been that affected by this.”
She has additionally utilized her schedule to make a radio program “Humanity has not yet failed”, dwelling on part of her encounters and gatherings within last year and taking a look at the obstacles the world faces in handling nature’s emergency.
“The climate and ecological crisis cannot be solved within today’s political and economic systems,” she said. “That isn’t an opinion. That’s a fact.”
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