20/02/2019 2:47 PM IST

'Take Action Or You Will Be Seen As A Villain': Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Tells Modi

Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish climate change activist, had earlier said world leaders were behaving like children about climate change.


Even as world leaders continue to deny the damage caused by climate change, 15-year-old Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, has been causing quite a storm with her powerful messages to world leaders. 

She also had a message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

In a video by Brut India, Thunberg said, “Dear Mr Modi, you need to take action now against the climate crisis, not just talking about it because if you keep going on like this, doing business as usual, and just talking about and bragging about the little victories, you are going to fail. And if you fail, you are going to be seen as one of the worst villains in human history in the future. And you don’t want that.”

Thunberg made waves at the United Nations climate change summit, COP24, where she said, “We have not come here to beg the world leaders to care for our future. They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not.”

She has also criticised her own country, Sweden for its emissions. At the COP24 summit, she said world leaders behaved like children. 

“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago. We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with. We have to make our voices heard,” she had said.