School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm

  • Published on Dec 12, 2018
  • Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands. Greta is a 15-year-old Stockholm native who lives at home with her parents and sister Beata. She’s a 9th grader in Stockholm who enjoys spending her spare time riding Icelandic horses, spending time with her families two dogs, Moses and Roxy. She love animals and has a passion for books and science. At a young age, she became interested in the environment and convinced her family to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 8 310

  • Reverend Swanson
    Reverend Swanson 20 minutes ago

    What's more important? The tools they give us to walk the world with knowledge. Or the world itself?

  • malaya overbeek
    malaya overbeek 2 hours ago

    anyone here bc of the jaden smith concert...?

  • DoctorZack
    DoctorZack 3 hours ago

    End public education all together 👍

  • John Smith
    John Smith 11 hours ago

    Go to China, India and Iran... Make them understand...
    Gentlemen place the bets: will she get out alive from Iran? will she get out from China after speaking against Winnie Pooh?

  • C.A.D.
    C.A.D. 13 hours ago

    What Greta should have said: If global warming isn't real, then why did club penguin close?

  • Pickle Grawey
    Pickle Grawey 14 hours ago

    She’s autistic. Right?

  • J'aime tout ce qui ne sert à rien en ce bas monde...Inutile donc indispensable

    C'est pas comme-ci on lui avait exterminé la variole et offert un super cadre de vie et les moyens de nous critiquer...

  • brexitboy x
    brexitboy x Day ago

    The only thing missing from the stage is a hand grenade with the pin pulled.

  • RealiableCandy4
    RealiableCandy4 Day ago

    You head to the science and technology field specifically R&D then come back to tell us no one cares.

  • kai
    kai Day ago

    There is climate change...bc of THE FALL of mankind back in the garden of Eden which is modern day Iraq! Adam disobeyed God and invited Sin and it CONTAMINATED the human races CORE-the spirit and brought Spiritual DEATH which brought physical death! Every CELL was contaminated from the throne room of God on planet heaven to every molecule on Earth including our molecules... that's why we humans AGE! OUR PHYSICAL BODIES ARE dying bc of SIN! THE CURE for Sin is Jesus Christ! Scientists agree our BODIES should last 120 yrs Genesis 6:3! The answer is in the Bible!

  • joe  gutierrez
    joe gutierrez 2 days ago

    She became an eel at eleven?!

  • Joseph Gray
    Joseph Gray 2 days ago +4

    All I can think about when I see her: "You're a mean one, mister grinch."

  • Ole Mog23
    Ole Mog23 2 days ago

    I like Greta for her sincerity. I love her comments about autistic people being on the spectrum myself. Though feel we need proper debate about climate change and make proper desicions . instead of getting stopped to go to my essential hospital appointment or it just being forgotten by politicos. Mentioning Paris is interesting though most of France is powered is nuclear and that brings its own problems.

  • ufewl
    ufewl 3 days ago

    There are no rich countries, on rich people, and there are rich folk in every country.

  • eterna invidie
    eterna invidie 3 days ago

    Falsul nu are sorți de izbândă. ea nu are o vină prea mare dar cei din spatele ei, da.

  • Canadian Cuck Fighter
    Canadian Cuck Fighter 3 days ago +11

    You can’t even see the strings, very cool.

    • Kaugh
      Kaugh 3 days ago

      God damn that's a great comment. I must know did you intend the deeper level commentary? Or was it just a jab at her appearance/presence?

  • Blat Fattery
    Blat Fattery 3 days ago

    She is actually projecting her fear on us all. She is just a doomsday prophet. Allthough she is correct in that we need to start change now there is no solutions in what she is saying. Its just a dark future that sprung out from her depression some years ago. She had a period with depression and it was introverted making her stop talking and engaging with others. Now she has a extroverted one that forces her to do the oposite. You can tell by looking closely she is kind of forcing herself to do this. Like a robot. She is trapped inside her psychosis and not doing this of her own will. She is autistic with aspergers and in scandinavia they are getting bullied in school. The strike she started is most likely a feeling of wanting to impact the minds of others like others have impacted hers, but only negatively. Bc she has aspergers she will never quite understand the human race and she will never fully understand why she is doing this. She will most surtain fall into a depression when this psychosis loses its grip. The moment that happens she will disappear and then, within months she will be forgotten. A normal person with no aspergers would never act out like Greta is bc a normal person would after a while have the social skills and self awareness to understand they were only projecting. Its sad to see how many people uncritically follow her lead. Like this Ted talk its more like entertainement. Like a very dark and not funny stand up bit. This is not me going after Greta. This is not me being a climate denier. I believe the science that backs up what she is warning us about. This is just me being tired of people being followers of everyone getting a lot of traction and fame. Greta is just another human being getting her 15 minutes of fame. The difference in Greta and the Kardashians are not that big. They are just on each side of the fame bubble. The difference is that Greta will soon be forgotten while most of the people in the audience in this video will not change their lives like Greta wants them to. People today are too comfortable to being able to change their lives to having less. And thats Gretas whole point but it is flying over everybodys head because she has become a celebrity. And thats a very sad thing. The message Greta has would have been communicated better if she didn`t take a year off and denied her fame instead of using it as a tool. The fame factor will be her weak point and the thing that will blur her message and lead to her failure. I predict that she will be gone by next winter.

  • Thomas Woodworth
    Thomas Woodworth 3 days ago

    Global Warming has been proven a false narrative by recent studies out of Europe and Japan. Additionally, Jeffery Epstein didn't kill himself.

  • Grace Liu
    Grace Liu 3 days ago +1

    "there is no try, only do, and not do." and wut we must do is change and solve this problem of climate crisis. mankind is a sin a burden and a crime. stop being an egotist and a lowlife. wake up and wipe thee slate clean of earths problems. and if you despise me for this i do not care, it is only your problem and your sin, so stop. -a normal random kid

  • Giraffeman
    Giraffeman 4 days ago +3

    You can’t fight nature, you can’t fight change... you can’t fight gravity.

    • Kjs
      Kjs 2 days ago

      Well said Dutch

  • OriginalXfyre
    OriginalXfyre 4 days ago

    Maybe someone should have told her about Solar Minimum... And the cold climate change that is to come by 2021... We are actually listening to 12 year old's and Bartender's... There is a big surprise coming.... "Solar Minimum" ... research it . We are a ball floating around a big ball of fire in Space... this controls our climate, not this nonsense.

  • Kriszta Rostás
    Kriszta Rostás 4 days ago

    I'm afraid of her.

    • Kriszta Rostás
      Kriszta Rostás Day ago

      @Sara Schnitzel
      Nothing changed. Greta is a cheater. Traveling by plane, using a plastic cup. Greta is a cheater. Just a circus.

    • Sara Schnitzel
      Sara Schnitzel Day ago +1

      Unnecessary? I don't know were you live but in Europe, allot has changed since greta started with these strikes.

    • Sara Schnitzel
      Sara Schnitzel 2 days ago +1

      Because her knowledge is higher than yours?

  • Farmer2492
    Farmer2492 4 days ago

    Brainwashed at its best

  • Catherine White
    Catherine White 4 days ago +1

    Yeet I like fortnite do u like fortnite

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 4 days ago +2

    Go away greta no one gives 2 shitts

  • post gaias bail
    post gaias bail 4 days ago

    What's Greta's point of view of the climate changers? SRM (solar radiation management) stratospheric aerosol injections, chemtrails??? We simply cannot have a serious discussion on the topic of CLIMATE CRISIS without bringing into said discussion a large portion of what is causing it.

  • Kirk Thomas
    Kirk Thomas 4 days ago +1

    It is 35 degrees in Texas right now. If I hear anyone say anything about global warming i am going to shoot you where you stand. Joe on the street or AOC. It doesn't matter who you are. The global warming nonsense ends TODAY!

    • Kirk Thomas
      Kirk Thomas 4 days ago +1

      If you call me out for saying this on you tuve you're gonna meet the same fate.

  • Mary Audrey Ibanez
    Mary Audrey Ibanez 4 days ago +7

    This little girl gives me a headache.

  • Harshaan Gill
    Harshaan Gill 5 days ago +2

    I think Putin missed this speech.

  • Miki Dewberry
    Miki Dewberry 5 days ago +6

    she is too young for politics, leave her alone it is child abuse in a way

  • marcel J
    marcel J 5 days ago

    EV/HYDROGEN Trains. Buses. Ferries. Solar panels. Wind. Battery storage. Plant based food. Non GMO Toxic products. Many of us are already doing this. BOYCOTT/SHAME TOXIC COMPANIES.


    What? Are you kidding me? "Save the planet" We're not going to save the planet. We're a production of this planet. Whenever the planet sees us as a threat it is going to extinguish in the blink of an eye. "Save the planet"... HA HA HA HA HA Now, that's what I call NARCISSISM!

  • Sarah Xoxo
    Sarah Xoxo 6 days ago

    You all literally need to shut up. She’s trying to protect our childhood I would actually really like to see you get up in front of thousands maybe millions of people 😂😂✌🏻🐸

    • moret25
      moret25 4 days ago +1

      Oh, finally! A comment that doesn't go after her neurological anomaly, her appearance or begins and ends with "*HOW DARE YOU*"

  • airplane800
    airplane800 6 days ago +1

    There are lots of books she didn't read, lots of things she never learned. She is just a crying baby being used by the media. I can give her a test about the topics she is defending and she won't be able to answer most of the questions. Poor little rich girl.

  • 334665eric 7788977
    334665eric 7788977 6 days ago +1

    She doesn’t look old enough to have a baby... age 16??

  • Tyler McIntosh
    Tyler McIntosh 7 days ago +3

    Greta is a political puppet. She is getting paid to push a political agenda.

  • Carlos Gutierrez
    Carlos Gutierrez 7 days ago

    Say it to china

  • Alfonso Parrado
    Alfonso Parrado 7 days ago

    Bjorn Lomborg that's the person you should be listening to, he's danish not swedish, and he's a man, not a little girl, but leave identity politics aside, this girl is wrong, she means good i'm sure, but she doesn't have a clue, global warming isn't a simple issue, it's a really complex one, and it's just not the top priority, poverty is.

  • Bubba
    Bubba 7 days ago +5


    • Luigi
      Luigi 4 days ago +1

      Grow couple years.

  • - SlapperTV -
    - SlapperTV - 7 days ago

    I guess she’s got a point but Jesus, tone it down a bit, will ya? Greta is so damn dramatic

    • ;Itz. Sachx
      ;Itz. Sachx 4 days ago +1

      Are you judging my age? Well anyway you can't really guess ages by just a channel name or what someone says. I will listen to what you say though, and take what you say positively

    • - SlapperTV -
      - SlapperTV - 5 days ago

      ;Itz. Sachx Judging by your channel, you are most likely a child. So before you go off insulting people and calling them names that kindergartens use, just know that you know little, you are naive, and you will cringe at your old comments one day.

    • - SlapperTV -
      - SlapperTV - 5 days ago

      ;Itz. Sachx not really. I mean it’s a good way to get mindless conformists who don’t actually make informed opinions to agree with you, but statistics and facts will/should always be your main emphasis.

    • ;Itz. Sachx
      ;Itz. Sachx 6 days ago

      it has to be dramatic dumbhead

  • Alicia Oliver
    Alicia Oliver 7 days ago

    P.S it is time to change the hairstyle your 16 not 8

  • CartopHorse 4012
    CartopHorse 4012 8 days ago +1

    TVclip How Dare You ? Why she is here ?

  • CartopHorse 4012
    CartopHorse 4012 8 days ago +3

    The funniest thing, is that her speech in every video is same, there is no difference 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Farmer2492
      Farmer2492 4 days ago

      she is brainwashed

    • Michael David
      Michael David 6 days ago

      Because she's playing a role. Her parents were actors. She is reciting a script.

  • rick hibbett
    rick hibbett 8 days ago +5

    Thanks for making my point Greta....I have always said liberalism is a mental illness. You , at 1:35 shared with us your mental illness. Your cure honey is conservatism.

  • Liam Quinn
    Liam Quinn 8 days ago +3

    200 species going extinct everyday??? Are you mad 😂

    • Liam Quinn
      Liam Quinn 3 days ago

      Pavan C tell that to greta thundun doo dar berg

    • Pavan C
      Pavan C 3 days ago

      @Liam Quinn facts dont care about your feelings. Let me guess, the 15% of statistics that are true fit your ideology? You cant pick and choose what's true and not.

    • Liam Quinn
      Liam Quinn 3 days ago

      Pavan C 85% of statistics are fake

    • Pavan C
      Pavan C 4 days ago

      It's a fact.

  • Liam Quinn
    Liam Quinn 8 days ago

    hOw DaRe YoU

  • mystix
    mystix 8 days ago +1

    Poor girl

  • E Trinidad Jr
    E Trinidad Jr 8 days ago

    You can't save the world due to the two elements of man, desire and free will. Free will leads to creativity like how we make it easier for our everyday lives. Man creates wheel, that's not enough then comes a carriage, four wheels and a horse. I want something a bit faster without horses. Fine add an engine that cranks. How about a machine that is powered by fuel will be faster. Now I want to go to the other side of the world build a machine that will take us there. Whether it be cars or airplanes or computers/phones you cannot take away man's desire for new technology. The only way you can is by limiting it with laws and regulations but how will you do so without interfering with the free will of man?

  • Deep River
    Deep River 8 days ago +1

    Carbon foot print be dammed ! She flys everywhere! How flapping her arms!

  • Blerim Blerim
    Blerim Blerim 8 days ago +2

    The destroyer of this nature is talking about saving nature
    I don't get this ohh mybe my English is not good

  • hwd71
    hwd71 9 days ago

    Deep Fake.

  • The One and Only
    The One and Only 9 days ago

    You know Ted Talks have sunk to it's lowest point when they prop up a 9th grade enviro-cult leader to give a lecture.

  • vivek sharma
    vivek sharma 9 days ago

    first of all
    she is right
    but india is not a poor country
    although sweden has higher standards of living

  • Julian Twist
    Julian Twist 9 days ago

    how dahr u

  • Srishti Gupta
    Srishti Gupta 9 days ago +1

    The best and simplest way to save the earth is for all human beings to disappear of the face of the earth.


      Humans will neither save nor destroy the planet. We're just another production of this planet. Whenever the planet sees us as a threat it is going to extinguish us in the blink of an eye. Whoever claims to be working towards saving the planet is a narcissist.

    • No Name
      No Name 7 days ago

      Bruh, you are a different breed buddy

  • TheGreatest Quest
    TheGreatest Quest 10 days ago +1

    The world is not dying. The left has been saying this for over 50 years. They will be saying it another 5000 years.
    Funny how they say donating money to them will save the planet. Just like a televangelist.

  • Altruistic Misanthrope


  • guddu gupta
    guddu gupta 10 days ago +1

    You are great

  • avalon success
    avalon success 10 days ago

    The problem is, that most people (adults) are like children (trained to give up personal responsability, submissive and not able of critical thinking). She´s right, probably Aspergers are the only truly intelligent human beings.

  • CrasherXtreme
    CrasherXtreme 10 days ago +1

    How did you get here from across the ocean? You didn't swim.

    • CrasherXtreme
      CrasherXtreme 7 days ago

      @mynameisnotrelevant boats burn lots of fuel. Public transportation! They still burn fossil fuel. It's like Al Gore flying around getting rich with his global warming crusade tell us to cut back on our standard of living while he lives in a huge mansion and he doesnt fly on a commercial jet. He flys in a private jet. Greta is clueless and for her and her rich mommy and daddy to tell me I have to lower my standard of living while they live it up damns their cause. Yes, we can all work together. But destroying capitalism and using climate change as a reason will not get you anywhere with me. Capitalism will create the wealth to solve the problem. USA does more to clean the environment than china, India, Brazil, Russia. They all suggest we redistribute our wealth to them to solve the problem and all it does is support their economies and they do nothing to clean their environment. USA bad, socialism good. Im sick of that narrative. And your dead wrong

    • CrasherXtreme
      CrasherXtreme 7 days ago

      @actressbrookesingleton its about self-righteous bull. She only needs to justify in her own mind. And last i heard, unless she got there on a sailboat, boats burn a lot of fuel. Shes probably afraid to fly the little snit

    • actressbrookesingleton
      actressbrookesingleton 7 days ago

      She refuses to fly because flying is bad for the environment, but then the guys who took the boat had to make 2-4 flights so technically she caused more flying not less

    • mynameisnotrelevant
      mynameisnotrelevant 7 days ago

      CrasherXtreme boat and public transport