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'How dare you': Transcript of Greta Thunberg's UN climate speech

Teenage activist denounces 'empty words' and lack of concrete solutions

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg issues a stark warning on climate change at the United Nations on Sept. 23.   © Reuters

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg caused a stir at the United Nations on Monday with her blistering criticism of world leaders' inaction on climate change. The following is an edited transcript of her remarks.

My message is that we'll be watching you. This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!

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