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9 of the Best Quotes From Greta Thunberg's Speech to the House of Parliament


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Just one day after Earth Day, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg traveled from her home country of Sweden to speak at the British Parliament in London on Tuesday, April 23. (And because of her strike from flying on airplanes, you better believe she took the train there.) Speaking to members of parliament (MPs), Greta bluntly discussed the threat climate change poses to the planet's future, addressed misconceptions regarding emissions, and criticized politicians for not doing what is needed to stop the climate crisis.

Her fiery speech, which was published in full by The Guardian, was full of well-crafted statements about the climate crisis that really help put things in perspective — and put pressure on politicians. Here are nine of Greta's most profound quotes from Tuesday's speech.