Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she plans to attend a youth-lead climate rally in North Carolina this week. Thunberg tweeted on November 6 that she will join the strike on November 8 at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Thunberg gained international attention for a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September.
News outlets report the protest Friday is being organized by the student-led N.C. Climate Strike movement. Hundreds of people attended a rally the group hosted in September, the same day millions of people around the world skipped school and work to urge government action on climate change.
At the UN Climate Action Summit earlier this year, addressing a room full of world leaders, climate activist Greta Thunberg asked, "How dare you?" saying that 'we' (the future generation) would 'never forgive' them if they failed her generation on climate change.
She said, "How dare you think that this can be sold as business as usual and some technical solutions. With today's emissions levels, that remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone in less than eight and a half years. There will be no solutions or plans presented in lines with these figures here today. Because these numbers are too uncomfortable and you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is," said Greta Thunberg.
"You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal, the eyes of all the future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you, we will not let you get away with this, right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up and change is coming. Whether you like it or not," she added.