Teen activist Greta Thunberg on plans for strike against climate change

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Published on Mar 14, 2019
Students around the world are planning to skip class Friday to protest for action against climate change. Student activist Greta Thunberg joined CBSN to speak about how her activism has inspired others, and her recent Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

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Gordon Adams
Gordon Adams:
They can't vote but doing the one thing they can do.
Andreas Kalpakides
Andreas Kalpakides:
coca-cola-admits-it-produces-3m-tonnes-of-plastic-packaging-a-year
Edmund Singleton
Edmund Singleton:
”In the year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children or grandchildren, maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you, the people who were around back in 2018. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act. What we do or don’t do right now, will affect my entire life and the lives of my children and grandchildren. What we do or don’t do right now, me and my generation can’t undo in the future”.
Lucensei
Lucensei:
I just got home from one of the Demos it was again fun (like the last ones)! It's so amazing, I'm happy she started this project, this is a really important thing that we can fight for and it's good to see others thinking so as well!
Knowledge Is Key
Knowledge Is Key:
I just saw that shooting in new zealand on the news, realizing how fkd the world was, now I see this and for some reason I feel a little hope for my generation.
Megs X
Megs X:
I skipped school to do this !!! Not because I wanted to skip school but because I want to take action
Kellie Hickman
Kellie Hickman:
It's all fun and jokes until your kid has to use an inhaler, or you can't go to the beach because it looks like a dump, or the creek near you is full of dead fish. People don't realize that we only have one Earth, and we have to take care of it...it's not like we can move to another planet.
B B
B B:
Starchild
lllwolvielll
lllwolvielll:
I litteraly almost skipped school due to this.
Dooms Day
Dooms Day:
Much better decision than killing innocent people at churches/mosques
Ricardo Murillo
Ricardo Murillo:
I YouTubed Greta and Fox news now. I get no results. Kind of obvious. Maybe later when they get their own Texan girl with a rifle and a gas guzzling pickup truck to counter attack
V. Lee Walker
V. Lee Walker:
These kids are doing great! Keep up the good work! Bravo, Greta!
Ricardo Murillo
Ricardo Murillo:
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then we win. Ghandi. Go Greta Go.
Stoney Curtis
Stoney Curtis:
Fuggin Donald Trump says, "Climate change is a hoax by the Chinese and a Witch Hunt"..
Donald Trump is also habitual pathological Liar~!
The world deserves better than Trump.
Cakefog
Cakefog:
I want to challenge this nomination within a narrative of "exposure and accomplishment", hear me out:
- Let's say Greta recieves the Nobel Prize. Will the exposure climate change gets from it affect political leaders? Those that deny it, will they change their mind? No, I don't think so.
 - And if she gets the prize, will she be presented differently? As if she has accomplished something and doesn't need to do more? Yes, I think so.
 - Can a Nobel peace prize communicate something like this to the outside world: "I have fought for something, and now my work is done BECAUSE it was acknowledged?" Yes, I think so.
 - Can a Nobel Prize be used to discredit someone in the eyes of the public? To make the recipient's issue seem like it's solved? Yes, I think so.
Kugelspecht Einhorn
Kugelspecht Einhorn:
Politicians: *Oh no, kids are skipping school.*
Yimmiedwina Hanshaw
Yimmiedwina Hanshaw:
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Lamont Cranston INC.
Lamont Cranston INC.:
Mom: Greta can't you protest on a non school day?
Greta : mom! you are so old.. If I don't block traffic stopping people that work I'm a failure
Mom: what about your store bought signs pens ?
Greta: You're a hater
Mom: How will you get to the protest?
Greta: We are going to drive..geesh you're a bigot!
Mom: Greta wouldn't it be better to get an education and help the earth that way?
Greta: I want everything now its my civil right!.. oh after the protest I'm attending a guess your gender class
Mom: sigh
John Smith
John Smith:
CBS and other networks have not covered the yellow vest protest since just after they began!
Yet they bring us this bit of news from across the pond.
Figure it out which story is ant-globalist yet?
See any bias here?
Edgar Arenas
Edgar Arenas:
When theses kids come of age to vote, they are going to take over the political discourse with their unity. Politics is so fragmented and lacking moral compass.
Darling Monte
Darling Monte:
overpopulation is the problem..raw materials are from nature..people's bad habits destroys nature..
i've noticed this year our country keeps having earthquakes..😢
Hannibal Ali
Hannibal Ali:
132 life haters and the number is growing to an END!
LiamTheRandomDude
LiamTheRandomDude:
Svensk?
11burnout
11burnout:
Greta is talking, and as she speaks the largest AirPort in the world is about to open in China with 100 million travellers a year.. I
Adid Pratama
Adid Pratama:
Its time change to prehistorical habbit. We need our child better life in future. 🌍💧🌿🌞
The yesterdays Of tomorrow
The yesterdays Of tomorrow:
Almost 40 years and they do t do anything even the 80's kids who true up with climate change and became politicians . They still did t do anything
MICHELE IEZZA
MICHELE IEZZA:
Greta for president of the planet
Reeceeboy !
Reeceeboy !:
She will be 18 on 3/1/2021
Politicians better het their act together or she'll vote them of tf
Nesrin Isli
Nesrin Isli:
instead of just walking around screaming and shouting how about becoming active???
TheHealthPhysicist
TheHealthPhysicist:
Trump: "Make America Venus Again!"...and the rest of the planet, too.
Miki Dewberry
Miki Dewberry:
feminist middle class Flagulation
karlynne langerak
karlynne langerak:
She doesn't want an award. She wants action! We need to get behind her!
Alexander Foss Brænd
Alexander Foss Brænd:
Greta Thunberg love
Bolasie '
Bolasie ':
Rpz Colbert
Edmund Singleton
Edmund Singleton:
Future galaxy travelers on tour have started crossing off
their itinerary a world not to visit, the planet that is third from the sun,
because it’s on the verge of committing suicide, how, you may ask? by plastic…
by the year 2020, if they continue as they are now there will be no stopping
them then…or ever…it will be in their air and in their food and in their
blood…and most of all in their pocket books…just ask Greta Thunberg and so many
others of her age…if you think the current generations are making too much
noise concerning climate change and such, just wait until the Gen Alfa’s take
control of the bullhorn…you ain’t heard nothing yet…
Edmund Singleton
Edmund Singleton:
Future galaxy travelers on tour have started crossing off
their itinerary a world not to visit, the planet that is third from the sun,
because it’s on the verge of committing suicide, how, you may ask? by plastic…
by the year 2020, if they continue as they are now there will be no stopping
them then…or ever…it will be in their air and in their food and in their
blood…and most of all in their pocket books…just ask Greta Thunberg and so many
others of her age…if you think the current generations are making too much
noise concerning climate change and such, just wait until the Gen Alfa’s take
control of the bullhorn…you ain’t heard nothing yet…
dynamic
dynamic:
Jag är från sverige
Fixedguitar
Fixedguitar:
Only way to solve the environment issue is to get the population down!

I’d say maybe 40 people, 50 tops!
mgb gt
mgb gt:
Former Greenpeace Canada president says Green New Deal is a ‘silly plan’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just got called out on her Green New Deal by a former president of Greenpeace, a global environmental activism organization.
After seeing Ocasio-Cortez’s plan, Patrick Moore, who served as the president of Greenpeace Canada for almost a decade, called her a “pompous little twit” as well as calling the Green New Deal “a silly plan.” Watch below: greenpeaceusa co-founder @EcoSenseNow claims there "is no climate crisis" as he rips @AOC and her Green New Deal.

"It's a silly plan. That's why I suggested she was a pompous little twit."
Moore is definitely qualified to critique AOC’s “silly” plan — he has years of experience in the environmental movement. Moore joined Greenpeace in 1971, only a year after it was founded.

He quickly gained acceptance in the inner circle of the group and eventually became president of the Greenpeace Foundation in Canada in 1977.
Moore served in that role for almost a decade. In the mid-1980s, Moore broke with the group over differences over the organization’s policies.

Moore felt the group had transformed from an environmentally-conscious group into an extreme arm of the “political left.”
No Climate Crisis

According to Moore, all Ocasio-Cortez’s talk about a “climate crisis” is hogwash.

“There is no climate crisis,” Moore saud. “There is weather and climate all around the world, and in fact, carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.”
He says climate change is natural rather than human-caused..

“Climate change is a perfectly natural phenomenon, and this modern warm period actually began 300 years ago when the Little Ice Age began to come to an end,” he said.

According to Moore, the left’s talk of a “climate crisis” is just fear-mongering to push a political agenda.

Politicians like Ocasio-Cortez want to scare people into falling in line with the left’s political beliefs.
k windsock
k windsock:
she is the messiah ! and the world is a joke and nobody is doing anything. we are doomed.
D3Barbaari
D3Barbaari:
Yes everything has to change and we the people can change everything whenever we unite as a world. We can get rid of governments who are enslaving us and live freely without shackles of laws and taxes which are cast upon us. We can get rid of private central bankers and few super rich industrial families who are the puppet masters of out world today and are wreaking famine, poverty and wars between us. The under 10 000 individuals who control almost every aspect of our lives play the good the bad and the ugly and we still believe in their roles while they are all friends behind the curtains. We are brainwashed by the mainstream media who tells us what to see, hear and think. We can get rid of all of this and make this planet a heaven on earth in every sense. It is up to you to act and make this happen .. NOW!
LINER011 F
LINER011 F:
Has Greta ever watched the old Greenpeace Angry Kid video? It's just like her, the same blind confidence.
Mr Popeye
Mr Popeye:
Ha
la luz la luz
la luz la luz:
el .que iso. la página. es Obama. la 2006 lo testifico con el poder de mi. padre celestial
John Bush
John Bush:
We will be going into a deep freeze.
Anthon Nilsson
Anthon Nilsson:
Har hon nått fel dissel ska det va
George Savage
George Savage:
I went on the 15th and it was incredibly empowering
Patrik S.
Patrik S.:
I wonder if they would also demonstrate on a Sunday? hmmmmmmmm
D Adams
D Adams:
Students should educate themselves on nuclear energy and Fukushima. THAT'S where the fight should be!
Zev ig
Zev ig:
She's my hero.