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Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis


This is not a drill. My name is Greta Thunberg. We are living in the beginning
of a mass extinction. Our climate is breaking down. Children like me are giving up
their education to protest. But we can still fix this. You can still fix this. To survive, we need
to stop burning fossil fuels. But this alone will not be enough. Lots of solutions are talked about. But what about the solution
that is right in front of us? I’ll let my friend George explain. There is a magic machine
that sucks carbon out of the air costs very little and builds itself. It’s called… a tree. A tree is an example
of a natural climate solution. Mangroves, peat bogs, jungles,
marshes, seabeds, kelp forests, swamps, coral reefs, they take carbon out of the air
and lock it away. Nature is a tool we can use
to repair our broken climate. These natural climate solutions
could make a massive difference. Pretty cool, right? But only if we also leave fossil fuels
in the ground. Here’s the crazy part… right now we are ignoring them. We spend 1000 times more
on global fossil fuels subsidies than natural based solutions. Natural climate solutions get just 2% of all the money used
on tackling climate breakdown. This is your money. It is your taxes and your savings. Even more crazy right now when we need nature the most, we’re destroying it faster than ever. Up to 200 species are going extinct
every single day. Much of the arctic ice is gone. Most of our wild animals have gone. Much of our soil has gone. So what should we do? What should YOU do? It’s simple… We need to PROTECT RESTORE and FUND. PROTECT Tropical forests are being cut down at the rate of
30 football pitches a minute. Where Nature is doing something vital we must protect it. RESTORE Much of our planet has been damaged. But Nature can regenerate and we can help ecosystems bounce back. FUND We need to stop funding things
that destroy nature and pay for things that help it. It is that simple PROTECT RESTORE FUND This can happen everywhere; Many people have already begun
using natural climate solutions. We need to do it on a massive scale. You can be part of this. VOTE for people who defend nature. SHARE this video. Talk about this. All around the world
there are amazing movements fighting for nature. JOIN them. Everything counts. What you do, counts. [THIS FILM WAS MADE FROM RECYCLED FOOTAGE] [WITH NO FLIGHTS
AND ZERO NET CARBON] [PLEASE TAKE
& RE-USE IT]

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  • Hallo, can you translate this in German Language? there are so much Peopel in Germany who are interresting for this, and their are so many Haters who need education. Please make German Subtitles.

    Thank You verry much for your work, sorry for my bad english. Love Peace 🙂

  • Saalumarada Thimmakka, Jadav Payeng, Ramaiah Daripalli from India planting trees without needing to do any publicity. They are the true visionaries.

  • America’s co2 levels have been going down for years. Stupid little girl travels the world , by fossil means lecturing me?!? Screw her and her disgusting handlers.

  • Until we reduce population all is for naught. Fortunately for the planet Mother Nature will reduce population if we don't. I admire the people that care but they must recognize population is the challenge. I ran a large ranch for many years that was organic before that was a buzzword. We were organic only because was sustainable.

  • That is the text in German (for the subtitles)
    Das ist keine Übung.
    Mein Name ist Greta Thunberg.
    Wir sind kurz vor einem massivem Aussterben.
    Unser Klima bricht zusammen.
    Kinder so wie ich verzichten auf ihre Schulbildung um zu protestieren
    Aber wir können das wieder hinbiegen
    Du kannst es hinbiegen
    Um zu überleben, müssen wir aufhören fossile Brennstoffe zu verbrennen
    Aber das alleine wird nicht ausreichen
    Es wird über viele Lösungen geredet
    Aber was ist mit den Lösungen, die direkt auf der Hand liegen?
    Mein Freund George erklärt es euch
    Es gibt eine magische Maschine, die das Kohlendioxid aus der Luft zieht
    Es kostet wenig
    Und entsteht von alleine
    Es heißt
     Baum
    Ein Baum ist ein Beispiel für eine natürliche Lösung 
    Mangroven, Hochmoore, Dschungel, Sumpflandschaften, der Meeresboden, Regenwälder des Meeres, Korallenriffe- sie alle entziehen Kohlendioxid aus der Luft und speichern es. 
    Wir können die Natur nutzen, um unser geschädigtes Klima zu reparieren.
    Diese natürlichen Lösungen können einen massiven Unterschied machen.
    Ziemlich cool, oder?
    Aber nur wenn wir die fossilen Brennstoffe in der Erde lassen.
    Hier ist das Verrückte..
    Zur Zeit ignorieren wir sie.
    Wir geben 1000 Mal mehr für Subventionen für fossile Brennstoffe aus als für natürliche Lösungen.
    Sie erhalten nur 2% der Gelder, die für den Klimaschutz ausgegeben werden.
    Das ist Euer Geld, eure Steuern, Euer Erspartes.
    Was noch verrückter ist, ist das wir die Natur, obwohl wir sie mehr denn je brauchen, schneller zerstören als je zuvor.
    Bis zu 200 Arten sterben jeden Tag aus.
    Der größte Teil der Arktis ist verschwunden
    Die meisten wilden Tiere sind ausgestorben
    Der größte Teil unseres Bodens ist verschwunden
    Also, was sollen wir machen?
    Was solltest Du machen?
    Es ist einfach..
    Schützen
    Wiederherstellen
    Investieren
    Schützen
    Tropische Wälder werden in Größen von 30 Fußballfeldern die Minute gerodet
    Wo die Natur vital agiert, müssen wir sie schützen
    Wiederherstellen
    Ein großer Teil unseres Planeten wurde zerstört
    Aber die Natur kann regenerieren
    Und wir können Ökosystemen helfen wieder auf die Beine zu kommen
    Investieren
    Wir müssen aufhören in Dinge zu investieren, die die Natur zerstören und für Dinge zahlen, die ihr helfen.
    Es ist so einfach
    Schützen
    Wiederherstellen
    Investieren
    Das kann überall passieren
    Viele Leute haben schon angefangen natürliche Lösungen für die Klimafrage umzusetzen
    Wir müssen sie auf einer großen Ebene umsetzen
    Du kannst ein Teil davon sein
    Stimme für Menschen, die die Natur verteidigen
    Teile dieses Video
    Rede über dieses Thema
    Auf der ganzen Welt finden außergewöhnliche Ereignisse statt, die alle das Ziel haben für unsere Natur zu kämpfen
    Nimm teil
    Alles zählt
    Was du machst, zählt.
    Dieser Film wurde von recyceltem Filmmaterial hergestellt.
    Ohne Flüge und ohne Kohlendioxid
    Bitte nimm ihn und verwende ihn wieder.

  • Perhaps one day the Guardian may turn to independent thought and reflection and question it's highly predictable narrow narrative on the world and what is news. I doubt it will happen but I can still imagine the dissonance it would generate.

  • This is nothing more than a war of attrition. The progressives will eventually vote us out and automation will make capitalism and paid labor obsolete and conservatives will be a vast minority, and I am one, but they are called progressives for a reason, because you know the old saying: "you can't stop progress." I just hope I can make it to retirement before they take over completely and they just let me sit on a beach in SC and get swallowed up by the next hurricane Katrina, hurricane Greta it'll probably be called then. Isn't life just so much fun nowadays? I miss the 90's.😖🔫

  • Everyone in the comments section who agrees with this video, stop using the Internet, stop using your cell phone, and live off the grid. Do your part and I will do mine…with positive affirmations. "You're almost there..don't give up and don't be a hypocrite."

  • Once Again, Climate Warriors Rescued from Their Ship Trapped in Polar Ice. The MS Malmo, a Swedish-registered ship, was rescued after being trapped in ice, and its 16 passengers were airlifted to safety. The ship was on an Arctic excursion with tourists and a documentary-film crew, all concerned about melting Arctic ice caused by global warming. A similar incident five years ago involved passengers on a ‘scientific expedition’ to document ice melt and, it too, had to be rescued. Ironically, the Chinese rescue ship also became stuck in the heavy ice. (Need To Know News Sept. 2019)

  • Great initiative Greta, George and those who conceived and produced this film. May I suggest the next step – the 'GRETA THUNBERG FOUNDATION' – where you gather and channel donated funds to selected existing greening and wilding projects across the world based on the advice of the world's leading ecologists and climate scientists. I'm sure millions of people, companies and organisations would gladly donate to such a foundation. Let me declare I would donate 50% of profits from my business each year to such a foundation. Just as the Gates Foundation is providing major benefits for human health in many parts of the world the Greta Thunberg Foundation would see similar benefits for the natural world and the future of humanity.

  • Hello from Manhattan,, I'm so sick seeing greta's face ,, greta thunberg is an actress find her profile & picture on IMDb , look it up,,,, we love trees however we love scientific facts that r missing here. Her monologue rant on all the news channels is ridiculous

  • Who knew trees took carbon out of the air ,oh yeah we knew that 40 years ago and before the internet ,so get this for a revolutionary concept we didn’t respect restore and fund ,we got shovels and planted trees ,they’re still there ,how many trees has crazy Greta planted

  • Guys, one of the leading causes of climate change are animal products. You can all vote with your money each time you’re in the store! More than 90% of the amazon rainforest has been cut down for cattle. And it doesn’t end there. Go vegan🥦

  • Adults like me as well ; we are on constant prayers and strikes. Join:Divest:Reinvest:Protect:Restore:Equity:Protect:Fund: eco-Agroinvest:

  • Shows how little she knows. Trees do almost nothing for producing oxygen and storing CO2. More than 80% of the CO2 is stored by the oceans and converted to biomass by phytoplankton

  • What they failed to mention was that we can harvest mature trees, turn the logs into building products and store the carbon in long-lived buildings that can last for centuries. If we leave the trees to simply grow and then die, the rotting wood uses oxygen from the air and creates carbon dioxide. Rotting wood, or anything else, is the same oxidation reduction reaction as fire, but it only happens more slowly. The wise use of some of our forest resources will, in fact, further improve our planet.

  • Le han lavado el cerebro a esta nina Greta al punto de hablar en un forum de UN con histeria. Esto es un movimiento politico pagado por los politicos de izquierda globalista socialistas. El planeta tierra ha existido por millones de anos y no se va a terminar hoy ni manana. La unica manera que podria pasar es que Iran manden sus bombitas atomicas y extermina parte de el planeta. Esto avaros politicos estan utilizando a los ninos como Hitler los hizo una vez. Esta preprogramando las mentes mas faciles que son los ninos. OJO con sus hijos.

  • What evidence is there that this is the beginning of mass extinction? What sense is there in giving money to the government so they can fix what they broke? Using children to push an agenda is wrong.

  • I know the message that climate is a problem and I have had that message crammed down my ears since I was in first grade. Please start providing solutions and taking action instead of having 100 percent of efforts just being protesting.

  • While we need to do all the things in the vid, I don’t think that would Sequester enough CO2 in the 10 years we have left( IPCC). Also we need an alternative fuel for Transport, and the best one is Algea Bio Fuel, it is Carbon Negative, it permanently removes 10 of CO2 for every gallon of Algea fuel. Algea is grown in Photo Bio Reactors( PBR) which grow the Algea vertically in glass tubes so can be placed almost anywhere and take up little space. PBR are easy, cheap and quick to build so could be rolled out country wide in just 5-10 years. In effect turning the current Internal Combustion Engine( ICE) Vehicles into Carbon Capturing Machines!. Would create millions of local Green jobs and generate £millions that would stay locally and regionally, the fuel revenue would fund other low tech solutions, and pay for reforestation, wildlife habitat restoration, Eco Villages, etc

  • If you were to shrink the Universe to the size of Earth, in proportion Earth would be the size of one billionth part of a pin head…and WE live on that speck…a grain of Sand floating into a hard to grasp immense vast space. And yet look at this tiny sphere that this planet is…a hard to describe utmost display of biodiversity arranged in the most intricate ways forming this
    fascinating ultimate web network of uncountable life forms ALL inter-depending on one another for Existence…The Science of HARMONY.
    Now AS the most advanced Intelligent. organism on this BlueGreenPlanet, we are the Catalytic agents in altering our world by manipulating the natural evolutionary process of this planet. IT would be in our great Interests to Seriously Start looking at the way we are altering earth…and I am not talking about the climate. The question of climate change deserves a much broaden approach…common sense analysis. Earth is about 4.5 billion years old and has seen so many changes and transformations in her existence. There is a self-running natural bio-intelligent cycle on Earth that has been around for a very long time and is not about to stop anytime soon… regardless if we are around or not. Weather systems of Earth are constantly changing adjusting themselves to the Harmony of the cycles. Nothing never stay the same…ALL things are in constant movements…that is why adaptability is the key to the survival of a organism…you adapt to your environment…you don't try to change the environment to your so poorly evaluated established philosophies of thinking… especially if they are base on a very poorly designed economical system thriving on high abusive consumerism consequenting in the abusive exploitation of our limited resources and poisoning our Water…Air…Grounds in the process. We have been around for a while and we've changed drastically over the course of our history…we evolved. And it is now time to speed up the process. We are undeniably contributing to the acceleration of the natural occurring warming trend happening on earth now…but it would still happens on it's own. Climate change is great in a sense that in turn our attention to much needing attention issues that need correction and are essential for our existence. We must live in Peace and Harmony with one another along our Planet with all of her inhabitants.
    We now possess the Knowledge, the resources and the technologies to reshape this world in a way that would benefit the planet AS a whole…ALL we need is the Will and Passion to achieve it…Which is growing at an increasingly fast pace all over the World among US, simply because it is the natural thing to do… Consciousness…Evolution of Intelligence…OUR Survival.
    It is in the Hearts, Spirit and Souls of the young generation that the Flame of Change is being carried…The Ancient Sacred Knowledge is resurfacing on Earth…OUR INTELLIGENCE MUST BE REFLECTED IN OUR ACTIONS AND WAYS OF LIVING. This Planet is a Jewel…and so are We…It is unthinkable to self-exterminate for the sake of ignorance. Do we own Life…or we simply Experience IT..? And EARTH…what a Place to do so!
    We must rethink our Systems…OUR very own Existence depends on IT.
    …And there is So Much Hope…We must give power to the Young spirits…and reestablish the equality between male and female Energy… Women and Girls are regaining their place in society… Which is necessary for the progress of a civilization …paired up with wisdom and Guidance from Old Souls…Harmony… Equilibrium…Balance…Life…Evolution…Intelligence…the beauty of Humanity…the Future is NOW.
    Great video Greta ThunderHeart
    Thank YOU.
    It's Time
    Much Love.
    💫✨💞🌎💞✨💫

  • Nice video. The only improvement I would ask for is to stop referring to Nature as a machine, and as tools for humans. Nature's family members are our family. You wouldn't call your kin a machine or a tool to be used. We've got to get away from the idea that nature's there for us to use. Let's just help Nature be Nature, actively support Nature to fulfill her purpose, to be happy and to thrive – as we would any other relative.

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  • They don't want us to "protect, restore and fund", that doesn't mean anything. They want us to vote, vote for globalist candidate… You want to protect the envkrionement, vote against globalism, vote for protectionism and reduction international trades.
    By the way, there's plenty source of CO2 emissions in this video…

  • I’m beginning to think that she’s being used by the elite to advance their political agenda. I’m sorry but I don’t believe that this young lady understands what she’s talking about.

  • I think we need to start using Hemp (Indurstial Hemp) products to replace all of the products created from trees and leave the trees alone.

  • This is SO WONDERFUL! HUGE thanks to both George and Greta for this..and how I so WISH that dear Polly Higgins were here to see this explosion of inspiration which has come from Greta……but…something tells me Polly is watching it all from above…and smiling her BEAUTIFUL SMILE too. Well done to all who made this brilliant video!

  • My school did a protest and I would love if the big leaders hear us out ….if you search us up at ski academy st kitts you *we can make a difference even if we are a small island ..thank you

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  • How come nobody ever talks about the mind blowing amount ecological destruction war does. Until humans stop killing eachother , this world is doomed.

  • …and the problem is, people are hearing, not listening. Renewables have already introduced but people are still dumb to use fossil fuel instead of something simple.

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