Sixteen-year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City in late August (via a zero-emissions yacht rather than by plane) to bring her work to North and South America. This week, Thunberg appeared on ‘The Daily Show‘ and was interviewed by South African comedian and show host, Trevor Noah.
I feel like it is more a direct threat [to younger generations]. Others feel like ‘I won’t be alive then, so screw it,’ but we actually know that these consequences will face us during our lifetime. It is already happening now. And it will get worse.”
The two discussed the disconnect between older and younger generations regarding the climate crisis and how most of America seems to still be debating the reality of something that most of Europe already considers a fact – there is a real crisis happening. Watch what Greta has to say below.
Climate activist @GretaThunberg on the #1 thing people can do to help mitigate climate change.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 12, 2019