In the film Climate Change: The Facts, you saw Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg who decided to miss school every Friday to stand outside the Swedish parliament to protest against lack of action over the climate crisis.

This has led to an international movement, in which millions of other children around the world have followed her actions. Although still at school, Greta has been invited to speak to politicians and leaders around the world, gaining a Nobel Peace prize nomination in 2019. Effective speeches can explore ideas and change the world for the better.

In her speech to the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019 Greta Thunberg said: 

‘Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.’

Make some notes about an aspect of climate change that you feel strongly about. Use these to write a speech to make others aware of the issue and persuade them to take action.

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