Greta Thunberg Says The UN Climate Conference Is a Scam And She’s Not Attending

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg earned fame when she was 15 years old, and she has been the face of saving the environment ever since.  

Thunberg has recently stated that she won’t be attending the next week’s COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt since it’s rife with “greenwashing.”

“I’m not going to COP27 for many reasons, but the space for civil society this year is extremely limited,” Thunberg said at a press event for her book, “The Climate Book,” as quoted by The Guardian. “The COPs are mainly used as an opportunity for leaders and people in power to get attention, using many different kinds of greenwashing.”

Essentially, Thunberg states that the COP conferences “are not really meant to change the whole system” and instead only promote incremental change.

It’s not entirely untrue what she is saying. This is because there have been pledges made to reduce emissions and achieve net carbon zero by 2050, but very few nations have followed through in the short term.

Maybe this move reflects how disappointing the actions of the world’s community have become that the ray of hope seems to fade every day.  

“People are trying to find new methods because we realize that what we have been doing up until now has not done the trick,” she replied, as quoted by Reuters. “It’s only reasonable to expect these kinds of different actions.”

The real question that is now raised after all this is what is it that the world leaders are lacking and how it can be improved? Young advocates like Greta seem to be giving up already and if this goes on, our Earth might move toward its fall way faster than anticipated.  

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