Malta Independent

‘It’s time to panic!’


Swedish teenage environmen­tal activist Greta Thunberg warned Europe’s lawmakers yesterday that time is running out to halt climate change and warned politician­s that it is time “to panic.” She told the EP, “I want you to act as if the house is on fire.” During a speech met with a standing ovation, Thunberg fought back tears as she warned about rapid species extinction, soil erosion, deforestat­ion and the pollution of oceans. In a reference to the internatio­nal funding effort launched to rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, she urged the lawmakers to use ‘cathedral thinking’ to tackle climate change.

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Photo: AP

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