Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why she travelled to America in a zero-emissions boat and lays out the direct impact climate change has on the planet.
New York, United States of America – Greta Thunberg joined Trevor Noah to talk about climate change and why it matters.
Greta realised at a young age, the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Greta is a 15-year-old Stockholm native who lives at home with her parents and sister Beata. She’s a 9th grader in Stockholm who enjoys spending her spare time riding Icelandic horses, spending time with her families two dogs, Moses and Roxy. She loves animals and has a passion for books and science. At a young age, she became interested in the environment and convinced her family to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
In the recent interview with Noah, she speaks about Climate Change as a massive problem and raises. The teenager explained to Noah why she had chosen to sail to New York rather than fly, as most people would have.
She said: “I did it because I have, for a few years, stopped flying because of the enormous impact aviation is having on the climate.
Just to make a stand and I am one of the very few people in the world who can make such a trip, so I thought, why not?”
When she was asked about American opinions and whether it differed to what she is used to back home, she said:
“I would say yes. Because here, it feels like it is being discussed as something you believe in or [do] not believe in. And where I come from, it’s more like; it’s a fact.”
Watch the full interview below: