Welcome to The Daily Show. -Thank you so much.
-And welcome to New York City. You came here
on a zero-emissions boat, and part of me thinks that’s
because you love the climate; the other part of me wonders if that’s just
your Viking heritage. -(laughter)
-Maybe it is. -It might be?
-Yeah. Tell me why you did that. Why didn’t you fly
to New York City to come and, you know, speak
at the U.N. and-and, you know, inspire people to move forward
in the climate change movement? I did it because I have,
since a few years, stopped flying
because of the enormous impact aviation has on the climate,
uh, individually. And, um, just to make a stand. And, uh, I am one of
the very few people in the world who can actually do such a trip, so I thought, why not? Wow. (applause, cheering) Wow. I, uh… I mean, I know
I wouldn’t do that as a kid, -and I wouldn’t do it now. Um…
-(laughter) But what-what is inspiring
is your determination, and what’s inspiring
is that it doesn’t just affect other young people. It started to effect
older generations in Sweden, in Germany. People are starting to call it
“The Greta Effect,” where people are taking
more trains– since you started
this movement– they’ve said they feel ashamed to fly unnecessarily
in Europe. Your mom is an opera singer
and she stopped flying, which means she couldn’t perform
the way she used to. Do you sometimes feel bad
that she can’t perform, or are you more excited
that she’s not part of, I guess, polluting the planet? I don’t care, honestly,
about how she performs. -She…
-(laughter) She… (laughter and applause) She’s… She’s doing
musicals now, so, I mean,
she had to change career, but it wasn’t that big. (laughter) And the planet is the most
important thing for you. Yeah. I mean, for all of us,
I think it should be. Why… (applause) Why do you think… Why do you think young people are so focused
on climate change now? There’s a definite, uh,
disconnect between older generations
and younger generations when talking about the climate. Why do think that is? I mean, I think it is
because we, in a way, feel like it is more
a direct threat. Others feel like, “I won’t be alive then,
anyway, so screw it.” But we…
But we, we actually know that these consequences will face us during
our lifetime, and it is already
happening now. And it will get worse. And, uh, so I think
that is why so many young people,
especially, care about this. And, uh, and, of course, the awareness is not
as it needs to be, it’s not as much
as it needs to be. People are still very unaware,
it’s my experience. And, uh, so we need to continue, but you can see
that among young people the concern is bigger. What do you think people need
to learn about climate change? Many people have heard
of the climate warming up. Some people have a small
understanding of what it means, but what do you think is lacking in the understanding
of this issue? I think pretty much everything
because, I mean, we know that something is wrong,
that the planet is warming because of increased
greenhouse gas emissions, and that might lead to– that the ice caps will melt, and the global temperature
will rise, and there will be more extreme
weather events and so on. But they-they don’t understand how severe
this crisis actually is, and it is because
they have not been informed. Um, I mean, we are right now
in the beginning of the sixth max–
mass extinction, and, uh, people don’t know
these things. Up to 200 species go extinct every single day, and, uh, people don’t even know that we have… For a 67% chance of limiting the global temperature rise
to 1.5 degrees, we had, on January 1, 2018, 420 gigatons of carbon dioxide
left to emit to stay within that target, and now we’re already down
to less than 360. If we continue at the same
emission level as now, we have less
than eight and a half years until that budget is gone according to the IPCC
from the SR15 report. And that is for a 67% chance. Wow. And, um… Wow. 67% chance, and we’re not even hitting
those targets. What do you think
people could do, and what do you think
governments should be doing? I think people should do…
should do everything, but I think right now, if I were to choose one thing
everyone would do, it would be to…
to inform yourself and to try to understand
the situation and try to-to push
for a political movement that doesn’t exist because the politics needed
to… to fix this -doesn’t exist today.
-Mm-hmm. Um, so, I think what
we should do as individuals is to use the power
of democracy that… to make our voices heard and to make sure that…
that the people in power actually cannot continue
to ignore this. That’s powerful. -(cheering and applause)
-Wow. Do you… Do you feel a difference
in the conversation traveling from Sweden to, um, America? Is-is there a different feeling
around climate change? Uh, I would say yes. Um, because, here, it’s… it feels like it is being
discussed as something you– whether you believe in
or not believe in. -(chuckling, applause)
-And, uh… where I come from, where I come from,
it’s more like… it’s a fact. -And…
-(cheering and applause) So then I-I have
to ask you this. You sail from Europe
to New York City. Um… New York City is, um, quite an assault on the senses, um, when you come
from anywhere else. What is the biggest thing
that has stuck out to you in New York City? Uh, I mean, just everything. All the impressions. Everything is so much,
so big, so loud. -And, uh…
-(laughter) people talk so loud here
as well. And, uh, because– when you are on that boat, when I was on that boat, there is nothing. There’s just the ocean and, uh, of course,
the sound of the waves crashing. -But that’s it.
-Mm-hmm. No-no smells. (laughter) -A-Apart from sweat, but…
-(chuckles) Right. So, I remember
the first thing I noticed when I… when I–
when we came into the harbor was I woke up and, suddenly, it smelled something. And, of course,
it-it was pollution. But it’s still something. And that… and that was… It was i… -undescribable, to…
-(laughter) to-to go
from this extreme environment. -You’re disconnected from
everything and everyone. -Right. You only have yourself
and the ocean and the boat, of course, um, to New York. That is a-an accurate
and brilliant description of New York. It is undescribable
and it smells. (laughter, applause) -Yeah.
-I think that is fantastic. -(cheering and applause)
-I’m excited for your journey. I can’t wait to see
what else you’re gonna do. -Thank you for making time
for us. -Thank you. The next global climate strike
will be on Friday, September 20. To find or register
your local strike, go to FridaysForFuture.org. Greta Thunberg, everybody.

100 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change | The Daily Show”

  1. this is stupid, everyone who sitts in a office all day thinkas its just to drive elektric cars to save the world. i would have typed more if it wasnt for how irrelevent this is

  2. So she DID fly back and the entire crew that brought her on the boat all had to fly back after bringing her here. So emissions were emended compared to if she just flew here and back!

  3. Trevor noah, really , he has her on only to get at trump , why he didnt ask her to explain why the crew of the 0 emission boat flew by air back home , and the fact she and the agenda scaring tactics in saying the world will end in 12 yrs …..

  4. how does she recommend we deal with china, africa and india? not saying its an excuse not to take care of the planet in europe and america, but those are pretty small in comparison to say china…?

  5. In other videos, it has lots of dislike and this, has more likes? Why are you guys always changing your mind of what to like and dislikes?

  6. I'm a liberal and a democrat but I'm not a leftist. Leftism is a modern day fascism. Europe's mass media is hijacked by leftist fascists, it's like Germany 1937 again. Leftists are working against individual rights, against progress, against personal wealth, against talented and successful people. Liberals favor large groups, justy like other totalitarian groups did. Progress has made our technology safer, it's the Africans and the others like them who throw all the trash around and destroy the environment

  7. hope she doesn't come to Asia, we'll throw a milkshake in your face.

    You don't represent all of us young people, especially us asian men and women. Check your white female privilege! Tell us about the environment when you actually have experienced poverty and natural disasters

  8. Climate militants are the greatest danger to the earth's biosphere and biodiversity, lowering the already low co2 lifegas levels = lowering life on our planet…..

  9. Rather than shouting against the world leaders do something practical against climate change. Show some evidence of Greta Thunberg planting a tree or something. Anyone can shout and show their rage against problem. She just got lucky cause the media gave her a huge support. But in the end all this Is total BS.

  10. Greta: “You have stolen my dream, my childhood”

    kids living in syria/yemen/afganistania : first time?

    kids living in Africa: Hold my beer!

  11. I don't use boat because I can't afford it. BTW – I would think that an individual boating crossing the ocean would need more energy in overall than commercial flight – it needs energy to make boat too.

  12. Why do white Democrats spend their entire lives hitching their wagons
    emotionally and intellectually to white children like those of the Royal
    Family, David Hogg and Greta Thunberg(?) Oh……Jeffrey
    Epstein…..never mind, I got my answer.

  13. Why do white Democrats spend their entire lives hitching their wagons
    emotionally and intellectually to white children like those of the Royal
    Family, David Hogg and Greta Thunberg(?) Oh……Jeffrey
    Epstein…..never mind, I got my answer.

  14. Why do white Democrats spend their entire lives hitching their wagons
    emotionally and intellectually to white children like those of the Royal
    Family, David Hogg and Greta Thunberg(?) Oh……Jeffrey
    Epstein…..never mind, I got my answer.

  15. Why do white Democrats spend their entire lives hitching their wagons
    emotionally and intellectually to white children like those of the Royal
    Family, David Hogg and Greta Thunberg(?) Oh……Jeffrey
    Epstein…..never mind, I got my answer.

  16. Ha ha… These lies will not age well… Ha ha ha… I love looking back and reading virtue-signalling comments after the event… Ha ha.

  17. This you woman is calmer,more articulate and more intelligent than most of the current American administration. One person can make a difference. 👍👍👍

  18. I really like her.. Generation Z gives me hope.. She's a diamond in the rough.. She's going to be a beast when she gets of age… So powerful, young, and SMART.. Really smart…. She didn't come to play… I respect her passion….

  19. She seems "off" and probably doesn't get enough attention from home. Rather self-centered. She needs to stay in her own country and preach that hyperbole to them.

  20. The Swedish Troll spews her propaganda and the brainwashed sheeple cheer. I think back to when this show was actually pretty good. Then came John Stewart and it's been shite ever since. Good job

  21. Well for sure i live in the philippines but i am certain that if we stop all fossil fuels from producing energy many people who work from those company will lose their jobs as well shatterded the worlds economy because of deflation many unemployment and i think planting trees is not enough because in the add she said,"Many people are already planting trees to save the world." but theres no worth to trees with out rain heavy rain because when trees absorb carbon dioxide or the bad stuff it will get stuck on the leaves itself and it needs to be washed of with rain but with this case the factories that produces big amounts of smoke is to little water from the trees.but you know i get her point she wants to make a change the so be it a world climate change movement and i also respect her confidence and bravery.

  22. She got there on a boat that was steered by a crew that was shuttled by airplane to the boat. The impact was 5 times more than if she had just flown, using modern technology.

  23. Great if you don't have family all over the place and the only way to see them is to fly. Also re the car from the awful Elon Musk. Did you know that petrol cars overall have less emissions than electric cars? So how does an electric car work? Batteries! How does a battery work? Lithium! How do we get lithium? Mining! So when you add up the destruction to the environment to extract lithium, poisoning of water, what do you have left when the mining companies have destroyed, pillaged and profiteered and left, what then?????

  24. Can we please hold off on the planet heating up because i'm still waiting on the new ice age i was warned about as a kid in the 70's. Pure bullshit now as it was then and she is a damn dumb pawn for the idiots pushing this crap. Go home and be a kid you idiot!

  25. It all started with the Asperger female hysteria of one carbon based life form and it spread like a mental retardation pandemic around the globe.
    This under supervision of some rich green technology companies who are prepared to play dirty and harm Western societies economically until there is even famine.
    If the mascot Greta, her sponsoring supervisors and the radical lunatics of Extinction Rebellion get their way, then we'll all end up in great poverty and doom.

  26. If Greta Th.U.N.berg cared about the environment she her actor parents, actor grandfather who is old enough to know real skies from manipulated skies, would be exposing weather and climate modification. She wouldn't be working for the UN & IPCC.
    She wouldn't be cosy with the World Economic Forum, which is World Bank. She like Extinction rebellion, George Monbiot, and many others are not environmental protestors, they are ENGINEERED CONSENT OPERATIONS. The UN, World Bank (s) IMF can't demand a new system, they fomented a social movement to demand it for them.

  27. Her concerns should be justified.. ask those people who live in countries which fall on equator or near equator they can tell you how much global warming is effecting them.. it feels like sun has come near to earth in summer.. lots of people are saying she is mentally ill … I want to say them, it's easy to talk rubbish form a cold country..In delhi ( India) temperature goes to 50 degree centigrade in summer ..you know how it feels? … You will feel it but when you will feel it those countries will be completely destroyed which fall near equator.. so stop talking nonsense and take a step..

  28. Poor girl. Used by her parents as a shield for global activist and the people behind them. They don't realy want to save the planet, all they want is to provit from all the new energys and products while they're not even better or some even worse for the planet. I pitty her

  29. SHE'S A HYPOCRITE!!! SHE WON'T FLY BECAUSE SHE CARES ABOUT THE EARTH BUT SHE WILL GO ON A MAJOR T. V. SHOW THAT USED TONS OF ELECTRICITY IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE FROM BRIGHT STAGE LIGHTS ECT ECT TO WORKERS BURNING GAS TO DRIVE AND GET TO THE SHOW. VIEWERS BURNING GAS TO SHOW UP, THEN THERE'S ALL THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE FOOD, POP CORN IN MICROWAVES TO EAT WHILE WATCHING THE SHOW ECT ECT ECT. WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST DO A PODCAST GRETA??? OH THAT'S RIGHT… TO GET PAID, AND FOR FREE CARS AND STUFF UH HUH…

  30. We need a WORLD WAR! To cut down the
    human population, to many people on the plant!
    WOW, she is very bitter!
    Maybe she should get back on her boat… and go back out, on the ocean! Like the movie: Water World.

  31. She is a genius!!!! I did not know this until she explained it to me. The goverment needs to do everything it can, no matter the costs! AND, like she says "people should to do everything".

  32. The audience has been clapping for psychological indoctrinated child abuse. As an Australian might say: "Lovely m8's. Just lovely."

  33. Actually 8 men helping her to cross the ocean, returned on the plane. Irony, hypocrisy, dumb logic… 😕😕😕

  34. This lady has inspired me and made me think very differently about flying to places again… I will drive within reason. Or video conference.

  35. Has anyone considered that this, is all supposed to happen? I get the "save the species" because people care (and that is most certainly not a wrong feeling or action), but before humans the same thing was happening. We're not out to save the raptors because they're already gone and for specific reasons. Unfortunately the Earth is not a perfect equilibrium, nor has it ever been, nor will it ever be. This universe is cyclical and that is a scientific fact. Her zero emissions boat I guarantee was created with emissions so that is a waste of time(if she's trying to be global) and a lie, including the very farts the workers did while they were making the thing and any that she may have made while on the boat (not a joke, methane gas is real). Also her clothes and so on. I'm sure she is a vegan too which contributes to the deaths of millions upon millions of bugs a year organic or not. You simply cannot do the things she is asking in the time frame it is being asked. We would have to literally restart. Change, maybe, but the climate is going to hit this supposed breaking point, whether we contribute to it or not, whether we are here or not. The only part I agree with her on is the focus humanity has on profits, gain is good but if not used in the proper directions, we are simply wasting our time.

  36. GENISIDE DEPOPULATION LIE? TO SAVE THE WORLD # I GIVE YOU GRETTA THE TROLL DRAMA DOLL! IN 6th GRADE COSTUME RANTING LIKE HITLER WITH FICTION & LIES TO DIVIDE!
    WHY STUDY 10 YEARS FOR A PHD
    WHEN BRAINWASHED HITLER YOUTH IS BACK – FRACTURED MINDS # NOT REALITY!! WAKE UP
    SHE IS SETTING THE STAGE FOR WAR ENSLAVING WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THE HUMAN RACE AFTER CULLING TAKES PLACE!!
    END GAME!!!

  37. LOOOOOVE you, sweetie!!!! You are Great, and I follow youre lead! We all have to do more, take responsability. The power to you, to you all!!!!!

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