Why is a teenager being asked how to solve the climate crisis? “It’s absurd,” says Greta Thunberg, in an Opinion Video guest essay, that she is being asked to answer this question. On Tuesday, evidence of what Thunberg calls the “political and economic failure” to adequately address climate change was on full display when the United Nations released its annual report The report paints a bleak picture of missed targets and pledges that don’t go far enough. In this short film by Norma V. Toraya and Jared P. Scott, Thunberg criticizes the presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens attempting to wield her image for their own political gain.
By Jonah M. Kessel. New York Times. October 27, 2021.