no one is too small
(2019) by Greta Thunberg
collection of talks
some people say i should study to become a climate scientist so that i can ‘solve the climate crisis’.. but the climate crisis has already been solved. we already have all the facts and solutions. all we have to do is to wake up and change..
we can’t save the world by playing by the rules.. because the rules have to be changes..
no other current challenge can mach the importance of establishing a wide, public awareness and understanding of our rapidly disappearing carbon budget.. that should and must become our new global currency and the very heart of our future and present econ
we must change almost everything in our current societies..
we now need to change practically everything. we now need a whole new way of thinking
we must stop playing with words and numbers
that govts, political parties, and corporations grasp the urgency of the climate and ecological crisis and come together despite their differences – as you would in an emergency – and take the measures required to safeguard the conditions for t a dignified life for everybody on earth.. because then we millions of school striking youth could go back to school
dang.. going to back to school ness is a big part of the problem.. ie: supposed to’s.. of school/work are killing us.. keeping us from us.. from fittingness.. and so from what the world needs most: the energy of 8b alive people
best safeguard: gershenfeld something else law
wherever i go i seem to be surrounded by fairy tales. business leaders, elected officials all across the political spectrum spending their time making up and telling bedtime stories that soothe us, that make us go back to sleep.. 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 se are facing os not that we lack the ability to dream/imagine a better world. the problem now is that we need to wake up..
changing one disastrous energy source for a slightly less disastrous one is not progress.. creative accounting will not help us.. in fact, it’s the very heart of the problem..
and we promise: once they (people in power) start to do their job and take responsibility we will stop worrying and go back to school, back to work..
again.. that’s a huge part (distraction to) of the root of the problem – supposed to’s.. of school/work – so essentially saying – do this and then we’ll go back to perpetuating (playing along with) the problem
we are not in school today. we are not at work today. because this is an emergency.. and we will not be bystanders..