Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

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Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

Post by TalkingPoint » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:54 pm

Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

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Greta Thunberg is a 17-year old environmental activist who has become very famous around the world for her clear and critical message about climate change. Here is part of a speech that she gave to a room-full of adults at the United Nations COP24 Climate Change Conference in Poland in December 2018:
You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess [ie climate change], even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children.
Should teenagers like Greta be telling adults what to do? What do you think?

You can read more about Greta at EnglishClub's Climate Activist Greta Thunberg page

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Re: Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

Post by Safari » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:23 am

You wouldn't expect to find grown-ups at any United Nations meeting so Greta is well within her rights. Even if there were adults present she would be right to speak out on such an important matter.

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Re: Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

Post by soidog » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:03 pm

YES! WHY NOT?

It's time some adults grow up and most of them will be dead before the most horrid effects of climate change happen to the world. Please listen Greta!!! what ever is your age

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Re: Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

Post by OccamsRazor » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:40 pm

Greta is not telling adults anything that they don't already know. A child calling an adult immature is not going to gain any adult friends. The adults know what they need to do but choose not to do it for many reasons: political, economic, social, feasible, impossible, not cost-effective.

We don't need children to tell us how to live in a world of adults.

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Re: Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

Post by Miguel » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:11 am

If adults don't do anything to change the situation in our planet, younger generations would have to take the lead. I personally think that many people must be tought about ecology and the problems the whole planet would face if we don't act quickly.

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