London | The activist Swedish climate Greta Thunberg believes that the world has passed a “tipping point” in social, referring to the movement “Black lives matter” or the global warming, in an interview aired Saturday on BBC News.
“It is always the fight for justice,” said the teenager of 17 years about the movement which followed the death of George Floyd, black american killed by police in the United States. “It is like it has passed a kind of tipping point, socially, where people are starting to realize that we can’t continue to look away, we can’t put these things under the carpet, these injustices”. “You can’t look away from what our society has ignored for so long, whether it’s equality, justice or sustainable development”, she continued.
She sees signs that we are witnessing a “revival,” where “people are beginning to find their voice, to understand in any way that they can actually have an impact”.
The young girl, become a spokesperson and a symbol of the youth movement in the fight against the warming of the planet, nevertheless, believes that “the ecological crisis and climate cannot be solved with the political and economic systems today”, “this is not an opinion, it is a fact”.
In his eyes, the only positive thing that could emerge from the crisis of the new coronavirus is the way it managed the global crisis: “this shows that during a crisis, you act, and you act with the force necessary,” she said.
At the beginning of march, Greta Thunberg, instigator of the “strikes of the school for the climate”, had called at the “go digital” in the face of the progression of the novel coronavirus, bringing forward the recommendations of the health authorities in order to limit the rallies.