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Another Advent Calendar

Posted by thecrazyteacher on dicembre 1, 2019

Again about Animal Rights…

Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 15, 2019

About Animal Rights…

Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 15, 2019

Categories: Culture,News,Poems

15 Oct. 1978 – 15 Oct. 2019

Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 14, 2019

Tomorrow it will be the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights (UNESCO 1978)…

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About Greta Thunberg’s speeches

Posted by thecrazyteacher on marzo 18, 2019

What can we learn from Greta Thunberg’s speeches?

1. We are running out of time, but it is not too late to save the planet

During her Davos speech, Greta said: “Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this.

“We still have everything in our own hands. But unless we recognise the overall failures of our current systems, we most probably don’t stand a chance.”

2. The decision to adopt clean air and eco-friendly policies is perhaps more simple than we thought

Greta has always been open about her Asperger’s syndrome, which she believes helps her commit to her cause and see things more simply.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Greta said:  “I see the world a bit different, from another perspective.

“I have a special interest. It’s very common that people on the autism spectrum have a special interest.”

Her outlook on climate change became clear in her speech at Davos, when she said: “You say nothing in life is black or white. But that is a lie. A very dangerous lie. Either we prevent 1.5C of warming or we don’t.”

3. We need to start taking climate change more seriously 

Speaking to the BBC during her first school strike in September, Greta said she hoped her efforts would attract media attention.

The activist added she wanted people to “open their eyes, see the crisis and treat it like a crisis, and do something about it.”

4. Greta Thunberg’s determination knows no bounds

When Greta first went on strike outside the Swedish parliament, she was moved on by police because protests on the premises are not allowed.

She later found another spot nearby to continue her protest but received further complaints.

Speaking to the BBC, she said she would probably be called to a hearing about her protesting, but added “I’m not bothered about it.”

During her speech to world leaders at the UN summit in December, she also accused them of “behaving like children.”

5. “You are never too small to make a difference”

Words spoken by the climate activist herself at the UN summit in December prove that every little change one person makes will help protect our environment.

Since her strike action gained global attention, Greta has inspired students around the world to follow suit, in the School Strike 4 Climate Action.

In November, thousands of students halfway around the world in Australia took the day off school to attend protests calling on the government to take action on climate change.

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Great Greta!

Posted by thecrazyteacher on marzo 18, 2019

The full text of Greta Thunberg’s speech

Posted by thecrazyteacher on marzo 18, 2019

Here is the full text of Greta Thunberg’s speech at COP24 in Poland:

My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 15 years old. I am from Sweden.
I speak on behalf of Climate Justice Now.
Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn’t matter what we do.
But I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference.
And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to. But to do that, we have to speak clearly, no matter how uncomfortable that may be.
You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake.
You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children. But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet.
Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.
Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.
The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act.
You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.
Until you start focusing on what needs to be done rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis.
We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself.
We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again.
We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time.
We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.
Thank you.

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Greta Thunberg complete speech

Posted by thecrazyteacher on marzo 15, 2019


The blackbird’s days…

Posted by thecrazyteacher on gennaio 30, 2019

About Happiness…

Posted by thecrazyteacher on settembre 11, 2018

Categories: News