Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show

Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show


Welcome to The Daily Show. -Thank you so much.
-And welcome to New York City. You came here
on a zero-emissions boat, and part of me thinks that’s
because you love the climate; the other part of me wonders if that’s just
your Viking heritage. -(laughter)
-Maybe it is. -It might be?
-Yeah. Tell me why you did that. Why didn’t you fly
to New York City to come and, you know, speak
at the U.N. and-and, you know, inspire people to move forward
in the climate change movement? I did it because I have,
since a few years, stopped flying
because of the enormous impact aviation has on the climate,
uh, individually. And, um, just to make a stand. And, uh, I am one of
the very few people in the world who can actually do such a trip, so I thought, why not? Wow. (applause, cheering) Wow. I, uh… I mean, I know
I wouldn’t do that as a kid, -and I wouldn’t do it now. Um…
-(laughter) But what-what is inspiring
is your determination, and what’s inspiring
is that it doesn’t just affect other young people. It started to effect
older generations in Sweden, in Germany. People are starting to call it
“The Greta Effect,” where people are taking
more trains– since you started
this movement– they’ve said they feel ashamed to fly unnecessarily
in Europe. Your mom is an opera singer
and she stopped flying, which means she couldn’t perform
the way she used to. Do you sometimes feel bad
that she can’t perform, or are you more excited
that she’s not part of, I guess, polluting the planet? I don’t care, honestly,
about how she performs. -She…
-(laughter) She… (laughter and applause) She’s… She’s doing
musicals now, so, I mean,
she had to change career, but it wasn’t that big. (laughter) And the planet is the most
important thing for you. Yeah. I mean, for all of us,
I think it should be. Why… (applause) Why do you think… Why do you think young people are so focused
on climate change now? There’s a definite, uh,
disconnect between older generations
and younger generations when talking about the climate. Why do think that is? I mean, I think it is
because we, in a way, feel like it is more
a direct threat. Others feel like, “I won’t be alive then,
anyway, so screw it.” But we…
But we, we actually know that these consequences will face us during
our lifetime, and it is already
happening now. And it will get worse. And, uh, so I think
that is why so many young people,
especially, care about this. And, uh, and, of course, the awareness is not
as it needs to be, it’s not as much
as it needs to be. People are still very unaware,
it’s my experience. And, uh, so we need to continue, but you can see
that among young people the concern is bigger. What do you think people need
to learn about climate change? Many people have heard
of the climate warming up. Some people have a small
understanding of what it means, but what do you think is lacking in the understanding
of this issue? I think pretty much everything
because, I mean, we know that something is wrong,
that the planet is warming because of increased
greenhouse gas emissions, and that might lead to– that the ice caps will melt, and the global temperature
will rise, and there will be more extreme
weather events and so on. But they-they don’t understand how severe
this crisis actually is, and it is because
they have not been informed. Um, I mean, we are right now
in the beginning of the sixth max–
mass extinction, and, uh, people don’t know
these things. Up to 200 species go extinct every single day, and, uh, people don’t even know that we have… For a 67% chance of limiting the global temperature rise
to 1.5 degrees, we had, on January 1, 2018, 420 gigatons of carbon dioxide
left to emit to stay within that target, and now we’re already down
to less than 360. If we continue at the same
emission level as now, we have less
than eight and a half years until that budget is gone according to the IPCC
from the SR15 report. And that is for a 67% chance. Wow. And, um… Wow. 67% chance, and we’re not even hitting
those targets. What do you think
people could do, and what do you think
governments should be doing? I think people should do…
should do everything, but I think right now, if I were to choose one thing
everyone would do, it would be to…
to inform yourself and to try to understand
the situation and try to-to push
for a political movement that doesn’t exist because the politics needed
to… to fix this -doesn’t exist today.
-Mm-hmm. Um, so, I think what
we should do as individuals is to use the power
of democracy that… to make our voices heard and to make sure that…
that the people in power actually cannot continue
to ignore this. That’s powerful. -(cheering and applause)
-Wow. Do you… Do you feel a difference
in the conversation traveling from Sweden to, um, America? Is-is there a different feeling
around climate change? Uh, I would say yes. Um, because, here, it’s… it feels like it is being
discussed as something you– whether you believe in
or not believe in. -(chuckling, applause)
-And, uh… where I come from, where I come from,
it’s more like… it’s a fact. -And…
-(cheering and applause) So then I-I have
to ask you this. You sail from Europe
to New York City. Um… New York City is, um, quite an assault on the senses, um, when you come
from anywhere else. What is the biggest thing
that has stuck out to you in New York City? Uh, I mean, just everything. All the impressions. Everything is so much,
so big, so loud. -And, uh…
-(laughter) people talk so loud here
as well. And, uh, because– when you are on that boat, when I was on that boat, there is nothing. There’s just the ocean and, uh, of course,
the sound of the waves crashing. -But that’s it.
-Mm-hmm. No-no smells. (laughter) -A-Apart from sweat, but…
-(chuckles) Right. So, I remember
the first thing I noticed when I… when I–
when we came into the harbor was I woke up and, suddenly, it smelled something. And, of course,
it-it was pollution. But it’s still something. And that… and that was… It was i… -undescribable, to…
-(laughter) to-to go
from this extreme environment. -You’re disconnected from
everything and everyone. -Right. You only have yourself
and the ocean and the boat, of course, um, to New York. That is a-an accurate
and brilliant description of New York. It is undescribable
and it smells. (laughter, applause) -Yeah.
-I think that is fantastic. -(cheering and applause)
-I’m excited for your journey. I can’t wait to see
what else you’re gonna do. -Thank you for making time
for us. -Thank you. The next global climate strike
will be on Friday, September 20. To find or register
your local strike, go to FridaysForFuture.org. Greta Thunberg, everybody.

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  1. "Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change"
    correction: stand against
    man-made climate change
    climate changes
    inevitably over time. Just not that drastically and fast as it most likely will.

  2. Well then girl i demand you get sterilized and have them tubes tied because more humans equals more waste and greenhouse gases.

  3. This little girl is the anal bead of the personified liberal parties.
    These fucks demand others change the way they live their lives….and if you think she doesn’t fly on planes. You’re a gullible dumbass

  4. The toxicity of the ignorant deniers has even reached my country (Chile), so I think that people see this as a political thing… their old, XX century minds cannot wake up and look at the facts and take action. Do you remember the Titanic? I would say, they will make fun of us in the future… but maybe, that's not the case. Maybe the future is really awful and no ones gets to laugh. Think about the hundreds of millions immigrants that the climate will cause.

  5. Some people take lightly (or make fun of) the fact that Greta does not eat dairy and livestock anymore. As if it’s not a big deal in the climate change issue. Read on and weep…

    "According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) agriculture is
    responsible for 18% of the total release of greenhouse gases world-wide (this is more than the whole transportation sector). Cattle-breeding is taking a major factor for these greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation."
    (Source: https://timeforchange.org/are-cows-cause-of-global-warming-meat-methane-co2/)

    With non-stop population growth, this is bound to become a bigger problem.

    Let’s seriously make an effort at making alternative meat a global move for the sake of leaving a better environment for the generations to come after us. Technology is now available to do this.
    Companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have partnered with fast-food chains to introduce alternative meat burgers in their menus. Burger King, KFC and Subway are some of the big names that have offered alternative meat to their consumers.

    Alternative meat is not for the vegans. It is for the carnivorous crowd who would still want the
    look and taste of meat but not from animal sources. Plants are still great sources of protein anyway, which makes alternative meat truthful to its name.

    Plants need not be the only alternative source, however, as many laboratories are now producing their own meat by culturing animal cells. Let’s go full speed on this.

  6. Some people take lightly (or make fun of) the fact that Greta does not eat dairy and livestock anymore. As if it’s not a big deal in the climate change issue. Read on and weep…

    "According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) agriculture is
    responsible for 18% of the total release of greenhouse gases world-wide (this is more than the whole transportation sector). Cattle-breeding is taking a major factor for these greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation."
    (Source: https://timeforchange.org/are-cows-cause-of-global-warming-meat-methane-co2/)

    With non-stop population growth, this is bound to become a bigger problem.

    Let’s seriously make an effort at making alternative meat a global move for the sake of leaving a better environment for the generations to come after us. Technology is now available to do this.
    Companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have partnered with fast-food chains to introduce alternative meat burgers in their menus. Burger King, KFC and Subway are some of the big names that have offered alternative meat to their consumers.

    Alternative meat is not for the vegans. It is for the carnivorous crowd who would still want the
    look and taste of meat but not from animal sources. Plants are still great sources of protein anyway, which makes alternative meat truthful to its name.

    Plants need not be the only alternative source, however, as many laboratories are now producing their own meat by culturing animal cells. Let’s go full speed on this.

  7. What a bunch of worthless hypocrites exploiting a mentally ill kid – whose own parents exposed her in a book, a BOOK! – then they puff themselves up on media & act as if people attacking the shitty, 100 year old climate hoax are attacking her instead.
    Yet where was the left when a mentally ill, leftist native guy & black supremacists were attacking white kids all day?
    They were calling for that kid's death on social media!
    Worthless, evil, racist hypocrites! And you wonder why you keep losing. You don't have truth & honor on your side, you use the devil's tools instead to force the demonic socialist ideology onto the public by using deception & violence/murder!

    John 8:44 – You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

  8. Passionate and articulate. The people attacking her should be ashamed. You don’t need to agree, nor to be impressed.

  9. Trevor Shame on you if you fly again. People are not concerned CNN MSMBC HOLLYWOOD DNC are telling us people are concerned. Why are people laughing while she tells us how bad it is. If you do fly be sure it is on Boeing. How about some Boeing Jokes. Do you get the feeling you may be a joke? This time the joke is on you. I Like your African American talks. Very accurate. You have a great sence of humor based on facts. Love your channel.

  10. It was a sailboat you moron. Why didn't you ask her why she stopped flying but her crew didn't. By the way Greta, the plane flew the same route regardless if you went or not. It is actually sad that a kids parents exploit her like this. You never see her smile. And everyone IS aware, everyone does not agree with you.

  11. Booooooooooooooo that little girl is such I joke how dare you she has no clue how the real worlds works if you have money then you have power duh that's why all the most powerful people are some of the wealthiest if she wants to fix it then she need to get rich and dirty or maybe the planet is just naturally degrading like everything else in the send that hippy fruitloop little girl back home on a plane or something.

  12. Very powerful and knowledgeable! Very smart young lady. I Can Only Imagine, what she will probably do in her future. Lots of luck and blessings her way.👋👋🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🇺🇸🇺🇸

  13. How about actually ask some serious questions and not just "pat on back" questions that leads straight into her talking points?
    That's weak, Noah.

    But hey!? Can't really expect something else from these cheesy TV shows I guess…

  14. This stupidity is why I’m voting for Trump. I don’t even really like him, but I’m going to do it just to spite you idiotic tyrannical extremists.

  15. Climate change lol what a fucking joke… Boy there are alot of sheep in here.. government paid scientist say so try listening to a non paid government shill ..oh I forgot MAGA BITCHES!!

  16. There a many things wrong with this!
    Zero-emissions sailboat. 🤣🤣🤣🤣. How many "Emissions" were spewed into the ecosystem to create ALL the MATERIALS needed for the building of that FIBERGLASS BOAT????
    Let alone the Plastic Bucket she'd going to make Dooty in!
    Brainwashed Thunberg is a Puppet of the Left……………
    How many forest and petroleum based products does this little hypocrite use daily. Yeah like there's a basket of freshly picked leaves next to the composting toilet in the "Earth-ship" she lives in!
    Wasn't as if she sailed across the Ocean on a vessel built of REEDS like Thor Heyerdahlthe & Kon-Tiki expedition……
    She Is Funded By GEORGE SORROS…………………..
    He's Never been involved in Industry or Politics that have been harmful to the earth………. No Not George?
    THAT SAYS IT ALL!!!
    She'll have her 15 minutes of fame and after the "Left" is done with her "Poof" Out goes the light.
    Greta will disappear into re-hab,
    A Child Used & Destroyed by GREED.

    Hay Greta! You want to do something that has impact and real meaning?
    Try motivating a few thousand of your fanatical un-informed followers into getting off their asses, grabbing a good hoedad, strapping on as many tree bags as you can carry, head for the hills and START PLANTING TREES!!!!
    Don't forget the Bug Dope You Little Wind Bag!!!

  17. A lot of people in comment section are point to India and China for contributing to pollution currently(with emphasis on the word ‘currently’).Here is the thing, while you are right in pointing fingers at those countries rightfully so, they are running factories for producing goods mostly for first world. If that answer doesn't satisfy you, they only recently started industrialization while the west has been doing/polluting for over a hundred years up till recent times. Also those countries don't have as much luxury as western countries to simply shut down their factories and cut jobs like the west do. While none of what I mentioned thus far is justification for India and China to keep polluting, but before you mindlessly ask why they are not approached first by Greta, I hope my answer above does something to inform you and do some research on your own

  18. climate can be controlled at the Bering Strait . we have the technologies geothermal wave tidal etc… to end pollution poverty & war . restrict the warm water current & you control the ice melt . eesa has a short 3minute video .

  19. "Top Five Climate Shockers Since 2017" 18 Oct 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ
    Maybe
    the planet does not have a fever after all. A video at
    SuspiciousObservers counts down the top five climate shockers since
    2017:

    5. Princeton admits that climate models underestimate the cooling effect of the daily cloud cycle.

    4. NASA confirms that these climate models cannot be expected to be accurate.

    3. Yale admits that arctic current could cool the climate.

    2. Harvard reveals that low-quality data has been used for ocean temperatures.

    1.
    Even the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may be starting
    to realize that heat comes from the sun, not from the failure to impose
    globalist wealth redistribution schemes.

  20. Well I have seen a documentary, where the enviromental impact of the boat transport was described in much more polluting manner than aviation. Did Greta come to NY by a sail?

    The problem is that these ecology solutions are just NOT always clear and should face a lot of studies. But people are often too stupid to see all the aspects. You might want a cleaner air, come up with electromobility solution and then the study describing new diesel cars even cleaner than electromobiles emerges. Or you might build a field of windturbines and than face the fact that these turbines kill quite a lot of birds every year even the rare ones. You migt propose banning lead for fishing and hunting and than you face that alternatives may be even more toxic .I am just saying this is a complex world of topics that should be discussed but the solutions should be proposed by studies and facts not by opinions like
    "windenergy is cleaner than nuclear becasue nuclear waste is toxic bla bla bla". In my point of view the main root of these enviro ental problems is that the human population is too large and should be peacefuly eliminated and regulated…

  21. No seu mundo greta, seria um CAOS , MORTE,GUERRA, FOME, MISÉRIA, DOENÇAS…SEM TECNOLOGIA SER HUMANO NÃO SOBREVIVE, LÓGICO QUE PRESERVANDO MEIO AMBIENTE….

  22. We need to take action people and not saying protesting or striking against the government, I mean go out there volunteer to organizations that plant trees, implement solar energy in your lifestyle, use renewable energy, and tell your friends and family to do the same thing, if you can tell 2 people and those 2 people tell 2 people and those tell other 2 that’s six, we can do it, forget about the government helping us just do what needs to be done, Don’t Protest Act instead, when I was 10 years I was planting trees at my school and the students before me did the same thing guess what the school has shades looks beautiful and gives people more time. Act, the world isn’t waiting for the government to help it, it will get hotter and more polluted if we keep this protesting bs and not acting at all

  23. I am part of a country that won 2 world wars, and helps people worldwide and is the best country in the world, and I aint giving up my status as an American to this nervous brat who wants the world to stop living life as we know it.

  24. Bad news, climate liars (and it is actually very old news, but you're like scary stupid)
    Four scientific facts that expose the climate scam lie!
    1. Carbon is heavier than air. It's not possible for carbon to remain on top of air in the atmosphere. This is why the highest mountain peaks in the world have no vegetation, because the plants cannot get enough carbon.
    2. There is no such thing as man made carbon, just like there is no such thing as man made oxygen or man made water.
    3. Carbon cannot trap heat. Try it a million times in a lab if you want.
    4. Carbon is 0.04% of Earth's atmosphere

  25. a kid got so scared, that he, she, they them, it killed itself out of a false panic, good job whoever is funding this socalled grasroot movement.

  26. Your a fucking climate change activist your now popular.but before you become an activist i know your aware that car cannot move wd out fuel nuh?.you washing machine can be stuck if no lubrication?you are using cellphone nuh.wd laptop ?so you are not aware that the middle east are burning fuel since you are not yet born? So i advice you first go to middle east stop there refinery then talk to the masses that no smoke is coming out from the chimney.

  27. Climate hoax in order to povertise working class population & force them to choose for socialism to keep their rights.
    No milionair is paying for anything.
    Just working class folk.

  28. Greta has an ability to think clearly and communicate with amazing clarity and tenacity. She is a unique person with a true gift.

  29. Like, I agree that climate change is a thing and that she’s reasonably well-spoken, but I really don’t think there’s anything special about her. Really, the only reason climate change activists give her this much power is because 1. she’s young, and 2. she knows what she’s talking about and can communicate it effectively. If she were missing either of those traits, she would just be another person holding a sign. On top of that, there are plenty of other kids who could just as easily do her job. She’s not really bribing anything new to the table. She’s doing good work, but she’s not the next MLK, people; she’s a trend.

  30. Here after seeing some post speech on UNO where reporter ask question and she can’t answer . Not because she is on heat of debate on climate change but she is a children a school going children…

  31. I don't know why many are hating her…..
    Just because she's a child and talking like adults is not the fact the fact is she knows and cares about the environment more than some adult who is just hating her nothing more….what did you did at this age when she is doing so much…..people who doesn't believe in climate change..will you believe it when it's too late or help fighting the climate change and never see climate change at all…. decision is your.
    Many don't believe in it cause they naver seen it. But it's not about believing cause like she said thats a fact. I have never seen anything "WITH MY OWN EYES (except for in the tv)* yet i still believe it. Countries like mine after 20-50 years there will be no existence because of the rising sea levels if we don't stop climate change now…. Thats why me and others with the commonsense of climate change fears….

  32. all ok about the climate and her activism, but closely look at her, she is pshycho and ill…:(, there is not a normal emotions oh her face…

  33. Stop polluting the planet,
    Ban all those giant SUVs that soccer moms love to drive go electrical!
    Soo much emissions!! This is not a joke! Stop overdevelopement! Have less kids, there are sooo many ways to help the Planet!!!

  34. Inspiring others to laugh hysterically at her infantile tantrums and the pathetic leftists who trot children out, fully indoctrinated in ignorance and horseshit, to lecture adults with impunity because calling out her obvious BS is "attacking children."

  35. Ok, the host can stop using his car, phone, electricity and stop flying and other sources that causing fossil fuels then we can discuss. Does the host has a private jet which he can fly which cause climate damage

  36. Greta can walk to wherever she wants to go instead of sailing to America in a private carbon fibre yacht. Those sheep seems to think carbon fibre grows in trees.
    And wear clothes made by hand. And wear animal skin shoes made by hand. Because rubber and plastic doesn't grow in trees either.
    And talk to people by standing in front of them and speaking loudly instead of speaking to a microphone in front of a camera.
    Every she uses, and everything everyone else uses is a product of industrialization. These solar power, wind turbines and all other "eco friendly" methods these sheep talk about are products of industrialization. And industrialization is a result of oil.
    If it wasn't for oil, we'll be still in the medieval period.
    Greta and those sheep that follow her doesn't seem to understand that.

  37. dont fuck with president donald trump… he raised 62,000 dollars on his own.. how he became billionaire? Africa continental and china rewarded him…. retards.. it wasnt from his dad.. and its not about money…. i didnt like that ad commercial that played before this video.. stupid sons of false liberty ugly ass potential veneesian anguses instead of good sumeritans.. we shouldve listened to president donald trump since day one..he wasnt gnn layout his plans… and he already has a solution but no one listened… dramacratic entertainment.. riiiight… his plans were good… trust me.. and they still are had everyone listened.. the solution wouldve been successful… im serious i know whats up.. you gtt know real history. not pathetic pride itemed publicity

  38. everything is a joke nowadays huh? im being sarcastic. kids are not stupid…. especially kids who are younger than her. period

  39. this is why google should not be accessible by chiledren they read one blog by a school teacher and they think they know everything

  40. Global Warming Or Global Cooling?

    Hopefully, if you read this, many in the northern hemisphere are able to stay warm! All over is now seeing the beginning weather change of what is going to occur over and over. This "absurdly cold weather not seen before"
    "Cold is coming." The main controversy is that this information is totally odds from the current popular on-going push about global warming. The planet will survive with or without us.
    we are in a water cycle that is profoundly set to create a mini-ice age. It may seem to us that it gets hot before it has to get cold, but if we will look into our geology records, we will find the exact same thing that has happened before. "
    What is happening now while Humans are here, is the same as what happened before when Humans were not here. It's a cycle of weather that we did NOT cause, and which the planet has seen numerous times. It is linked to the cosmos (the sun), and the ice-core samples clearly show this cycle.
    Climatology is like Economics: Very few will agree. "We don't have time to argue. Eventually, the issue will solve itself when we simply look out the window." The entire reason for this message is that the electric grid will fail, and many may not survive.
    The grid is not used to generate the heat we need with the temperatures that are coming. We are out of time. Instead, in admonishes, the power industry allows the new inventions for electricity production, which are here, available, and not being developed fast enough.
    These inventions allow individual homes and neighborhoods to produce their own power off the grid. This interest is not political, but compassionate. I warn you to make these changes now to save thousands of lives.
    What can we do about all this? Have a very strong visualization of seeing industry on-board with this new technology. I believe that if we are aware of "what is out there," synchronicity will occur and that our consciousness will prevail.
    Look at what is happening already with how society is starting to wake up to inappropriate things that have always been there. Now it's time for the same thing to happen with old energy technology. We can do it!

    Samuel Kidane CEO at United Nation Africa

  41. Yes, the aircraft being used by various Militaries around the world in the Geoengineering Stratospheric Aerosol Campaigns which criss-cross the skies and leave milky residues of Aluminum, Barium, Strontium and Lithium are quite detrimental to the weather and its cycles. However, ordinary aircraft….not so much

  42. 40,60 year old: saying the same thing.
    Everyone:yeah,ok,reee
    16 yr old says it:ahhhh shes the Messiah, smarter than the old folks.
    Me:oooook.
    Everyone: cos its entertaining.

  43. As she said i researched about climate change. I found out that the SUN drives climate change and CO2 is a life giver for the plants in our planet. There is something fishy going on the climate debate though.

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