„We’ve had thirty years of pep-talking and selling positive ideas. And I’m sorry, but it doesn’t work. Because if it would have, the emissions would have gone down by now—they haven’t.“
„Some people say that the climate crisis is something that we all have created, but that is not true, because if everyone is guilty then no one is to blame. And someone is to blame. Some people, some companies, some decision-makers in particular, have known exactly what priceless values they have been sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money. And I think many of you here today belong to that group of people.“
Thunberg gilt als bekannte Vertreterin der Flugscham und reist daher grundsätzlich nur mit klimafreundlichen Verkehrsträgern, etwa als Mitfahrerin im Elektroauto oder dem Zug.
„But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.“