Greta Thunberg made a surprise appearance at the Glastonbury music festival to warn that the world was facing a ‘total natural catastrophe’ unless citizens started to take urgent action.
The 19-year-old Swedish climate activist led chants of “climate … justice” after delivering a speech from the Pyramid stage which painted an apocalyptic picture of the future of the planet.
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BBC reports: She criticised world leaders for “creating loopholes” to protect firms whose emissions cause climate change.
“That is a moral decision… that will put the entire living planet at risk,” she added.
But she ended on a message of hope, telling festival-goers they had the power to make a difference.
“We are capable of the most incredible things,” she said. “Once we are given the full story… we will know what to do. There is still time to choose a new path, to step back from the cliff.
“Instead of looking for hope, start creating that hope yourself.
“Make no mistake, no-one else is going to do this for us,” she concluded. “Right here and now is where we stand our ground.”
Thunberg was introduced on stage by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis, who called her “the most inspirational speaker of her generation.”
But not eveyone found her rant inspirational….
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