‘How dare you?’ Greta Thunberg blasts politicians at UN climate conference

“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” After a year of school climate strikes, it was Greta Thunberg’s big moment on the world stage. And she didn’t hold back. The 16-year-old climate activist offered a stinging rebuke to leaders at the UN climate summit in New York. Her speech drew rounds of applause, as the conference discussed how to reinvigorate the stalled Paris Climate Accord. Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at the UN, but only stayed to listen to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.