Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'

Business Insider | 9/20/2019 | Hilary Brueck, INSIDER
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that during the climate strikes across the globe on Friday "we showed that we are united, and that we young people are unstoppable."

She spoke briefly at the first UN Youth Climate Summit Saturday, ahead of her remarks to the UN General Assembly on Monday.

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Just over a year ago, in August 2018, activist Greta Thunberg sat alone during her first Friday climate strike outside Swedish parliament.

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But on Friday, she was joined by a crowd of more than 60,000 people, marching through the streets of New York. Around the world, there were many more in her orbit, demanding climate action.

"Yesterday, millions of people across the globe marched and demanded real climate action — especially young people," Thunberg said Saturday at the United Nations in New York, where hundreds of young people from nations around the world were gathering at the first UN Youth Climate Summit. "We showed that we are united, and that we young people are unstoppable."

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Thunberg kept her remarks brief, letting young climate activists from Kenya, Fiji, and Argentina take the mic,...
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