The following TED talk is Greta’s most powerful and moving speech. In fact, it is the most powerful TED talk I have ever experienced. She understands that many TED talks are little more than intelligent and highly finessed pep talks, and she will have none of it. Watch her expressions, her facial expressions and her body language. Is there any word or bodily expression that is not sincere and deeply felt. There is simply nothing superficial about her. Everything is direct and up front. She seems utterly free of the cultural and ego baggage that concern most of us most of the time. Listen, watch, and weep – and then ACT!
Thanks to Lynette McCain for pointing me to this talk.
Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg’s school strike against climate change has spread to 71 countries, and this Friday’s action could be one of the largest global climate change protests ever. Now nominated for the Nobel peace prize, she tells The Guardian editor Jonathan Watts how it all began. Listen to Podcast.
Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament.