Watch: Greta Thunberg stares a hole through Donald Trump during UN climate summit
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Watch: Greta Thunberg stares a hole through Donald Trump during UN climate summit

SWEDISH teenager and environmental activist Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech on Monday at the UN climate summit in New York, accusing world leaders of failing to act on climate change.

The 16-year-old was almost brought to tears as she described how current and future generations were being betrayed by political leaders who are only interested in money.

"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," she told a UN climate summit in New York.

"People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing.

"We are in the beginning of a mass-extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.

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"How dare you?" She asked.

Visibly emotional, Thunberg went on to argue the statistical evidence behind climate change, before asking the summit again, "how dare you continue to look away, and come here saying that you are doing enough?"

The teenager received world-wide acclaim after publicly sailing to New York from Sweden in August, promoting zero-carbon transport in a bid to raise climate awareness.

Now, Donald Trump has publicly gone on record as a global warming skeptic. He doesn't see climate action as pivotal a topic as young Greta does.

So it was no surprise to find out that Thunberg isn't much of a fan of the US President, based on the way she furiously glared at him as he entered the summit hall.

As Trump walked passed her towards the media rabble, cameras picked up Thunberg's reaction:

 

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