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USA: Climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses supporters upon arrival in New York City02:05

USA: Climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses supporters upon arrival in New York City

United States, New York City
August 29, 2019 at 00:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg spoke to supporters who welcomed her as she arrived in New York City after a 15-day boat trip across the Atlantic Ocean.

"The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, and the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, and if we don't manage to work together and to cooperate and to work together despite our differences, then we will fail," Thunberg said.

Thunberg also commented on her lack of plans to meet with US President Donald Trump, saying "If no one has been able to convince him [US President Donald Trump] about the climate crisis, the urgency, then why should I be able to do that, so I am just going to now focus on spreading awareness."

Thunberg will participate in the UN climate summit in New York City on September 23 and the COP25 climate conference in Chile in December.

USA: Climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses supporters upon arrival in New York City02:05
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Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg spoke to supporters who welcomed her as she arrived in New York City after a 15-day boat trip across the Atlantic Ocean.

"The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, and the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, and if we don't manage to work together and to cooperate and to work together despite our differences, then we will fail," Thunberg said.

Thunberg also commented on her lack of plans to meet with US President Donald Trump, saying "If no one has been able to convince him [US President Donald Trump] about the climate crisis, the urgency, then why should I be able to do that, so I am just going to now focus on spreading awareness."

Thunberg will participate in the UN climate summit in New York City on September 23 and the COP25 climate conference in Chile in December.

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