The sixteen-year-old Sweedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg who rose to fame after her dramatic critique of the ramifications of climate change at the United Nations has now blamed ‘Physics’ in her latest rant against the imminent environmental degradation. Thunberg said that the main issue is not party politics and rivalry between political opponents but it is ‘Physics’.
Addressing a crowd outside the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, Canada, the teen climate activist urged the people to stop seeing this climate crisis from a partisan prism.
“We cannot allow this crisis to continue to be a partisan, political question. The climate and ecological crisis are far beyond party politics and the main enemy right now should not be any political opponents, because our main enemy is physics. We cannot strike deals with physics.”
Once again training guns at the world politicians, Greta asserted that though prominent politicians, renowned business leaders claim that climate change is under control, the reality is far different from their fictional assertions. She continued, “It appears that we are surrounded by fairytales. Business leaders, elected officials all across the political spectrum conjure up bedtime stories that soothe us, that make us go back to sleep. These are ‘feel-good’ stories about how we are going to fix everything. How wonderful everything is going to be when we have ‘solved’ everything. But the problem we are facing is not that we lack the ability to dream or to imagine a better world, the problem is that we need to wake up now.”
“Let’s face the reality, the facts, the science. Science tells of implicit human sufferings, which will get more serious and serious the longer we defer action – unless we start to act now. And yes, of course, a sustainable transformed world will include lots of new benefits. But you have to understand. This is not essentially a chance to create new green jobs, new businesses or green economic growth. This is above all an emergency and not just an emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced,” Thunberg exclaimed.
Thunberg has been making international headlines for criticizing world leaders who she accuses of letting down youth by doing too little to tackle climate change. Earlier, in the United Nations, Thunberg had held world leaders responsible for not doing enough to counter the consequences of climate change in her over-dramatised ‘How Dare You?” speech. Speaking to dozens of heads of states, business leaders, and senior representatives from civil society from around the world, Greta, in an overly theatrical manner held them all accountable for the deteriorating environment, telling them that they are still “not mature enough to tell it like it is”.