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Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show


Welcome to The Daily Show. -Thank you so much.
-And welcome to New York City. You came here
on a zero-emissions boat, and part of me thinks that’s
because you love the climate; the other part of me wonders if that’s just
your Viking heritage. -(laughter)
-Maybe it is. -It might be?
-Yeah. Tell me why you did that. Why didn’t you fly
to New York City to come and, you know, speak
at the U.N. and-and, you know, inspire people to move forward
in the climate change movement? I did it because I have,
since a few years, stopped flying
because of the enormous impact aviation has on the climate,
uh, individually. And, um, just to make a stand. And, uh, I am one of
the very few people in the world who can actually do such a trip, so I thought, why not? Wow. (applause, cheering) Wow. I, uh… I mean, I know
I wouldn’t do that as a kid, -and I wouldn’t do it now. Um…
-(laughter) But what-what is inspiring
is your determination, and what’s inspiring
is that it doesn’t just affect other young people. It started to effect
older generations in Sweden, in Germany. People are starting to call it
“The Greta Effect,” where people are taking
more trains– since you started
this movement– they’ve said they feel ashamed to fly unnecessarily
in Europe. Your mom is an opera singer
and she stopped flying, which means she couldn’t perform
the way she used to. Do you sometimes feel bad
that she can’t perform, or are you more excited
that she’s not part of, I guess, polluting the planet? I don’t care, honestly,
about how she performs. -She…
-(laughter) She… (laughter and applause) She’s… She’s doing
musicals now, so, I mean,
she had to change career, but it wasn’t that big. (laughter) And the planet is the most
important thing for you. Yeah. I mean, for all of us,
I think it should be. Why… (applause) Why do you think… Why do you think young people are so focused
on climate change now? There’s a definite, uh,
disconnect between older generations
and younger generations when talking about the climate. Why do think that is? I mean, I think it is
because we, in a way, feel like it is more
a direct threat. Others feel like, “I won’t be alive then,
anyway, so screw it.” But we…
But we, we actually know that these consequences will face us during
our lifetime, and it is already
happening now. And it will get worse. And, uh, so I think
that is why so many young people,
especially, care about this. And, uh, and, of course, the awareness is not
as it needs to be, it’s not as much
as it needs to be. People are still very unaware,
it’s my experience. And, uh, so we need to continue, but you can see
that among young people the concern is bigger. What do you think people need
to learn about climate change? Many people have heard
of the climate warming up. Some people have a small
understanding of what it means, but what do you think is lacking in the understanding
of this issue? I think pretty much everything
because, I mean, we know that something is wrong,
that the planet is warming because of increased
greenhouse gas emissions, and that might lead to– that the ice caps will melt, and the global temperature
will rise, and there will be more extreme
weather events and so on. But they-they don’t understand how severe
this crisis actually is, and it is because
they have not been informed. Um, I mean, we are right now
in the beginning of the sixth max–
mass extinction, and, uh, people don’t know
these things. Up to 200 species go extinct every single day, and, uh, people don’t even know that we have… For a 67% chance of limiting the global temperature rise
to 1.5 degrees, we had, on January 1, 2018, 420 gigatons of carbon dioxide
left to emit to stay within that target, and now we’re already down
to less than 360. If we continue at the same
emission level as now, we have less
than eight and a half years until that budget is gone according to the IPCC
from the SR15 report. And that is for a 67% chance. Wow. And, um… Wow. 67% chance, and we’re not even hitting
those targets. What do you think
people could do, and what do you think
governments should be doing? I think people should do…
should do everything, but I think right now, if I were to choose one thing
everyone would do, it would be to…
to inform yourself and to try to understand
the situation and try to-to push
for a political movement that doesn’t exist because the politics needed
to… to fix this -doesn’t exist today.
-Mm-hmm. Um, so, I think what
we should do as individuals is to use the power
of democracy that… to make our voices heard and to make sure that…
that the people in power actually cannot continue
to ignore this. That’s powerful. -(cheering and applause)
-Wow. Do you… Do you feel a difference
in the conversation traveling from Sweden to, um, America? Is-is there a different feeling
around climate change? Uh, I would say yes. Um, because, here, it’s… it feels like it is being
discussed as something you– whether you believe in
or not believe in. -(chuckling, applause)
-And, uh… where I come from, where I come from,
it’s more like… it’s a fact. -And…
-(cheering and applause) So then I-I have
to ask you this. You sail from Europe
to New York City. Um… New York City is, um, quite an assault on the senses, um, when you come
from anywhere else. What is the biggest thing
that has stuck out to you in New York City? Uh, I mean, just everything. All the impressions. Everything is so much,
so big, so loud. -And, uh…
-(laughter) people talk so loud here
as well. And, uh, because– when you are on that boat, when I was on that boat, there is nothing. There’s just the ocean and, uh, of course,
the sound of the waves crashing. -But that’s it.
-Mm-hmm. No-no smells. (laughter) -A-Apart from sweat, but…
-(chuckles) Right. So, I remember
the first thing I noticed when I… when I–
when we came into the harbor was I woke up and, suddenly, it smelled something. And, of course,
it-it was pollution. But it’s still something. And that… and that was… It was i… -undescribable, to…
-(laughter) to-to go
from this extreme environment. -You’re disconnected from
everything and everyone. -Right. You only have yourself
and the ocean and the boat, of course, um, to New York. That is a-an accurate
and brilliant description of New York. It is undescribable
and it smells. (laughter, applause) -Yeah.
-I think that is fantastic. -(cheering and applause)
-I’m excited for your journey. I can’t wait to see
what else you’re gonna do. -Thank you for making time
for us. -Thank you. The next global climate strike
will be on Friday, September 20. To find or register
your local strike, go to FridaysForFuture.org. Greta Thunberg, everybody.


Reader Comments

  1. She and her parents should be in a mental hospital! White, european, rich, educated telling us what to do. Go fux urself! Go back to commie sweden!

  2. Now this little Swedish meatball is on to N. Dakota to lecture Indians et al. on the Keystone Pipeline. Give me a break. She's so friggin' insulting, condescending, patronizing. A little puppet seeking her fifteen minutes of fame. Then, she insults New York, which is 1000 times better than anything Sweden has to offer.

  3. I’m guessing these comments are edited. Or maybe everybody had just lost their minds. This is so wrong politicizing children. Plus the facts are all wrong. This is madness. And child abuse. I’m glad I’m getting old because the level of uneducated ignorance is mind blowing.

  4. Oh she stopped flying. How nice of her. Most kids your age NEVER even seen a plane close up. It’s funny how the very ppl destroying the earth are the ones complaining.

  5. I get that Greta is all about raising awareness to climate change. But her approach is sorta fucked up. She's pointing out a lot of issues regarding it, which is good, but she has really extremely unrealistic goals which completely ignore the complexity of the world at large.
    I agree with her cause, but I do not agree with how she's going about it.

  6. This is all wrong. I can't even listen to her hateful voice or look at her hateful expressions whch aggravate me and make me want to puke at the same time. You've stolen my time. How dare you vomit hate and negativity like that you little spoilt stupid puppet of pessimistic emotions and sentiment?

    Meanwhile climate change, human arrogance in hand with wilful idiocracy, extinction of species by human actions, human overpopulation and sear – noise – air pollution are all very serious issues that must be addressed.

    Meanwhile I think whoever picked this girl must have or might have had picked her with a specific self-forced message to the ignorant portions of the world; A little ''girl'' instead of a boy, so as to present the message with an object/puppet that would subliminally give a ''softer'' imperssion than the opposite sex. I'm considering this as a serious posibility because apart from climate change and related issues, there is also another one, which on the contrary to the aforementioned ''actual'' issues, is a synthetic one: Western feminism, which in its core isn't feminism at all.

    I cannot in my clear conscience care about ''people dying'' because that's part of life an no matter what this little annoying and aggravatingly irritating brat says and does, people will always die one way or another. And I just don't care about humans who are responsible for their own actions and their (our) world collapsing which isn't that easy and my personally opinion is that it won't collapse like in those fucking hollywood bullshit sci-fci destruction propaganda films which advertise the united terrorist states of america in a way that it isn't in the actual world. There's tsunami in Japan or California? Since I cannot do shit about it as but one person living in Europe, I don't give a fuck. Humans think very highly of themselves and that's the actual danger to nature and everything around us. We WILL someday go extinct and nature won't even take notice. Which is cool by me. Remember the wise George Carlin.

    Now you can fuck off.

  7. haha . THis KID .. this Kid is HILARIOUS ! .. Hahaha . Man .. She's gonna Win an OSCAR .. for Great acting !! .. 😀 …
    No Flying .. she WALKS everywhere ! .. Hahahah .
    ( One of the FEW people in the WORLD) Hahahah .. MAN can't FIX the Problems he has created …. that is a SIMPLE Fact that should be Easy to See ..

  8. So Hey .. Talking about SWEDISH Stuff .. HELL YA MAN >. I Just got this Great Swedish METAL album ! .. Enjoy all of you !! .. It's Much Better than this Kid Rambling on ! .. 😀

    https://youtu.be/MPcS7AEJ5Bo

  9. We have 100% of people affecting the pollution. 1% rich and rest in lower income classes. And which class is the highest cause for pollution when it comes to daily choises?

    Here is the news for you:

    If you bitch about this due to your income class – you don't care about your environment. You care about your ego.

  10. That bemused pixie grin! Adorable! Not a word wasted! So refreshing. Maybe we should educate our yout like the Suedes, ja? Lay off the boob tube and pop trash culture? Nah- the world is waving to US on its way down.

  11. Wow this child have never been in China because New York is no offend in senses comparing to Beijing, Shanghai, guangzhou, Hong Kong. I live in China but enjoy the noise and crowded cities.

  12. Climate change is because of industrialization. Government is trying to put it on pollution so that they can run companies.

  13. It seems a bit hypocritical, considering she's never experienced droughts or famines or war. Climate change is real and devastating, but she's just a marionette. She's hurt the hundreds of thousands of scientists that are investigating climate change by alienating even more the climate change deniers.

  14. Quit complainig,its too late,its already happening and can't be stopped now. You should started something a long time ago. People have destroyed this planet and They deserve what's coming but you do not, or any of the other children on this world. It's not your fault, God will save you and all the children. You had no idea that you should start something in the past mainly because the powers that be did not let you know you should.They will all perish and you and all the other children on the planet Will be saved by our loving God, He especially loves all of you, children,completely innocent and precious.

  15. Luke 17:26-37

    26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

    28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

    30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! 33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” [36] [a]

    37 “Where, Lord?” they asked.

    He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”

  16. extinction huh sounds like your people have sum planned history says global cooling nd warming is a cycle that's been happening since before homo sapient DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS PLANETS IN FLUX ARE UBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO MANIFEST MATTER BUT WE BOTH KNOW THAT anyone can LOOK IT UP ON GOOGLE ITS JUST THE FIELD GOING THROUGH ITS CYCLE NO BIGGY IF YOU CAN SHIFT DIMENSIONS some of us are hyper dimensional you'll have to do better than that we taking the planet back you will face only defeat if you stand against my home world and its people you have been warned see your friends behind you shifting phase DENSITY but they cant hide i see through every being of all spectrums gratefully to my creator to be a weapon in the arsenal of earthER FYI THE BIOSPHERE CAN BE RESTORED WITH THE ONLY LAW OF THE UNIVERSE IF YOU FOR REAL USE YOUR MONEY TO FUND IT CAUSE ETHER IS FOREVER WIHIN THE FIELD I BEEN OUT OF IT HAVE YOU LOL' PS ATLEAST MAKE IT HARDER WITH A FIELD FOR YOUR IMAGE THIS IIS AN INSULT TO INTELLIGENCE

  17. extinction huh sounds like your people have sum planned history says global cooling nd warming is a cycle that's been happening since before homo sapient DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS PLANETS IN FLUX ARE UBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO MANIFEST MATTER BUT WE BOTH KNOW THAT anyone can LOOK IT UP ON GOOGLE ITS JUST THE FIELD GOING THROUGH ITS CYCLE NO BIGGY IF YOU CAN SHIFT DIMENSIONS some of us are hyper dimensional you'll have to do better than that we taking the planet back you will face only defeat if you stand against my home world and its people you have been warned see your friends behind you shifting phase DENSITY but they cant hide i see through every being of all spectrums gratefully to my creator to be a weapon in the arsenal of earthER FYI THE BIOSPHERE CAN BE RESTORED WITH THE ONLY LAW OF THE UNIVERSE IF YOU FOR REAL USE YOUR MONEY TO FUND IT CAUSE ETHER IS FOREVER WIHIN THE FIELD I BEEN OUT OF IT HAVE YOU LOL' PS ATLEAST MAKE IT HARDER WITH A FIELD FOR YOUR IMAGE THIS IIS AN INSULT TO INTELLIGENCE

  18. Lol you idiots rally around this girl like she’s the solution preaching to Americans 🤣🤣🤣 sorry little girl go talk to China or India the world leaders in pollution and green house gas emissions but all you idiots want to here is orange man bad America bad don’t like it get the F out

  19. She’s so inspiring why can’t kids in Africa be inspiring like her oh wait they literally get fucking killed over there and have their childhood taken by them all the time. Greta knows nothing and has been misinformed it hurts me to see such a young adult like her being manipulated

  20. Zavallı çocuk senin adına çok üzülüyorum çünkü seni projeleri için bir kukula gibi kullanıyorlar ah zavallı çocuk ah!!!!!! 😡👎

  21. Let's take a stand against winter, too, shall we? It's SO COLD! We must fight winter!
    The madness (and autism) is right in the title. And the thumbnail speaks volumes. Especially if you can read body language.

  22. Greta SuperThunder from UE to EEUU only by paying in green, so ecologic! But not only NY is thinkng this way.
    This issue is something in you beLIEve or not all OVERSEAS! Regars from Spain…

  23. Since animal agriculture causes the largest green house emission, I dare her to say that we should stop eating meat lol. Heard lots of complains, any constructive suggestions girl plz?

  24. ..bs.. they flew her ship crew home and flew a 2nd crew in which used more gas emissions then if she just flew herself.. how can you justify that Greta..? … she is under the instructions of her drama actor parents.. classic energy vampire storys perpetrated by a child actor with mental illness…
    ..someday the Demo-rats will figured out a scientific formula to make baby kittens talk about their fake news agendas…

  25. ARE YOU PEOPLE FOOLS. OVER 500 UN SCIENTISTS said there is no climate change it's a HOAX SHE IS AN ACTOR READING FROM A SCRIPT!!!! DUHH HER PARENTS ARE ACTORS HER GRANDFATHER A PRODUCER SHE IS JUST A PUPPET FROM THE ELITE WAKE UP IDIOTS

  26. Great idea! And easily implemented by the DEVELOPED world, aka less then 20% of the globe. What about developing countries? Africa for instance, or Asia. How are they going to implement this extremely expensive revamp with zero infrastructure to support old technology to begin with? So we are supposed to tell them hey starve and be poor for the next 50 to 100 years so we can implement these changes. And maybe one day when it will be cheap like todays mainstream technology you can continue develop and be like Sweden one day. Super idea. Very great. You want a example of white supremacy. This little bitch is the poster girl for it.
    P.S. the only way to change the world is for the Western world to start colonizing and taking over developing countries. So yeah lets create a Global Empire on western values and trump all the rest so little Greta here wont bitch about living in Sweden.

  27. Lol stop complaining and go to school because there are adults who are far more knowledgeable and would never agree with you,maybe she walked all the way from Sweden to reduce her ecological footprint

  28. The temperature is going up and down. It's a cycle. What causes that, well fuck it she's right about that come on to fuck save the planet?. ,,Planet is fine. We're fucked. Pack your shit folks we're going away." JC

  29. You can't take stand against Climate change… Climate change is imminent and there is nothing humans can do about it. It's just the earth's cycle and the natural pole shift happening every 500 years or so.

  30. Fun a fact a crew had to fly over to New York to sail the Zero Emmisions Yacht back. Also this is “White Privilege” to the highest degree.

  31. Omg 😱 I just love how this young lady describe every single thing so clearly… 🥰🥰🥰 that part when she said about New york "the impression is so big, people talk so loud" 😂😆 #girl_without_filter 😘😘😘😘

  32. I think the media value of this child has been higher than the environmental protection activities themselves, he has not done anything directly related to environmental protection, but it has been highly touted by the media.I know a Dutch boy of the same age who invented a very cheap and easy to use marine garbage collection system, and there seems to be little media attention for him, and no one invited him to the United Nations.

  33. Honestly, I don't think she should be on this programm. I like her very much. But there should not be so much pressure on one 16 year old girl. I think it was great she spread her message in the original video. Bu why doesn't Trevor have an actually climate scientist on his programm instead of a young girl?

  34. Honestly I don't even think that Climate Change is entirely to blame on humans. The climate has shifted from cold to warm to cold to warm again and again in the long history our planet has. There's oil on the North Pole, how do you think that ended up there? Because it once wasn't filled with ice. Sure animals die out and that's all extremely sad, I agree. But look through our history: Mammoths, Whooly Rhino's, for God sake Dinosaurs. Many creatures have died out and many will, because climate will never stop changing. Did we affect it? Yeah probably. We probably sped up the process of warming up the earth, but in thousands of years when even the youngest of us are long gone, it will turn around again.

    I'm more worried about what we do with the animals while they aren't extinct. The Amazon burning, the killing of wolves in Belgium and The Netherlands. The hunting down of majestic animals by silly dentists that proudly pose with the corpses. That is what we need to work on. Those are the problems we are 100% fully responsible for. Our society created the monsters like Bolzonaro, Walter Palmer, Trump. Those people that don't care about all the lives that are ruined but only think about their own pleasure or about money.

    Dear Greta, you are an inspiration and your determination is admirable, but you are fighting for the wrong cause. Climate Change is unavoidable, no matter what anyone tells you. Things will change in the world in our livetime but that's life! We can do things like stop using the plane or take a walk for once, but it's taking extreme proportions and it has to stop. I hope you can find happiness in your live and that you can find goals that are not only reachable but also useful.

  35. She certainly didn't go to Trump University. In America we have young people like her, but they are mocked and put down ,because they want a future. Example. March For Our Lives.

  36. The Native American tribes, the indigenous people from Mexico and all over the world have told you people this before these white peoples decided it was an issue!!!! Our people have been living naturally before there was even a global warning of extinctions, but they decided to continue with their foolishness as they still do!

  37. Greta I love your noble deed, and will support you! It was about time that somebody told the politics of this world the truth!
    #GreatGreta

  38. I love how Trevor talks to her as an equal, that’s probably because both of them have about the same mental maturity.

  39. I can believe that Ney York smells bad. When I visited Austin the air felt so thick and almost ”spicy” compared to our air here in Sweden.

  40. Forest gump ran from state to state and this girl talking about Climate change. Why didn’t her goofy ass run/swim from gretaland to New York.

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