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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:34 PM

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg tells Congress: 'Unite behind the science'

Source: NBC News

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg implored Washington lawmakers on Wednesday to take climate science seriously bringing her simple and direct message as one of the world's youngest and most prominent climate change activists to the halls of a normally divided Congress.

Thunberg, a self-described introvert, spoke slowly and carefully, and said she was declining to provide prepared remarks, as is customary. Instead, she offered members of a Foreign Affairs subcommittee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis a 2018 global warming report from a United Nations science panel.

The report suggests the world must limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the long-held threshold of 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, to stave off some of the devastating and immutable effects of climate change.

"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." Thunberg, 16, said.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/climate-activist-greta-thunberg-tells-congress-unite-behind-science-n1055851

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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:42 PM

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