Climate activist Greta Thunberg: 'The planet is outside its comfort zone'

Climate activist Greta Thunberg: 'The planet is outside its comfort zone'
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that climate change has put the planet “outside its comfort zone."

“By ‘panic’ I don’t mean [world leaders should] literally panic, but that we and they step out of our comfort zone, because the planet is outside its comfort zone,” Thunberg, who sailed to New York in a zero-emissions yacht to attend the United Nations Climate Summit, told "CBS This Morning."

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“We also need to be outside of our comfort zone to prevent the worst consequences from happening,” she added. “What I want people to do now is to become aware of the crisis that is here. I tell world leaders the science, and how it looks like.”

“It actually had a lot of impact when you speak truth to power and you don’t bother to be polite,” she added. “We cannot focus on what we can or cannot say; we must speak clearly on what is happening.”  

Thunberg, who has been diagnosed with autism, has frequently discussed how the disorder has enabled her to speak bluntly on environmental issues.