Greta Thunberg: 'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist says as Davos nears

GRETA THUNBERG, photo by Anders Hellberg. ‘In August 2018, outside the Swedish parliament building, Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate.’ image captured on 31 August 2018. CC/by-sa/4.0, via wikipedia.

“To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet. You have not seen the last of us, we can assure you that. And that is the message that we will bring to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.”


In the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and was joined by an estimated 10,000 others for a protest march, before many of them travel to Davos for next week's annual gathering of political and business elites. Their goal: Draw attention to the urgent need for world leaders to fight our worsening climate crisis.

Thunberg is 17 years old, and founded the #FridaysforFuture climate crisis awareness campaign.

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“So, we are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so far, during this decade, we have seen no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming and that has to change,” Thunberg said in a speech in Lausanne.

“To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet. You have not seen the last of us, we can assure you that. And that is the message that we will bring to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.”

Protestors held signs including “Wake up and Smell the Bushfires” and “It is late but it is not too late”.

Hundreds of campaigners will take trains over the weekend and then march to Klosters near Davos, which Thunberg is attending for the second year in a row and will take part in two panel events.

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'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos [Marina Depetris, Cecile Mantovani, REUTERS]