Youth Climate Leaders Testify to the US Congress


Youth Climate Leaders Testify to the US Congress

Greta Thunberg testified before a joint hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on 9/19, along with three other youth leaders.

Her prepared opening statement is below:

My name is Greta Thunberg.

I have not come to offer prepared remarks at this hearing.

I am instead attaching my testimony. It is the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C [SR1.5] which was released on October 8, 2018.

I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science.

And then I want you to take action.

As you watch the video, note that you can see the entire Congressional hearing or go to a specific part of it.  It begins with statements from the Members of Congress. From 0:51 to 1:10, the four youth speakers present their statements.  Then the Members ask questions of the youth and make comments.