Energy & Environment

Greta Thunberg submits prominent global warming report to Congress in place of written testimony

Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday submitted a prominent global warming report to Congress in place of prepared remarks ahead of her appearance at a House hearing.

 

"I have not come to offer prepared remarks at this hearing," the teen activist said in a one-page statement. "I am instead attaching my testimony. It is the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C [SR1.5] which was released on October 8, 2018."

 

Thunberg asked House lawmakers to read the report from scientists rather than review her own written testimony.

 

"I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don't want you to listen to me," she said. "I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action."

 

She is scheduled to testify Wednesday morning at a joint hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

 

Thunberg, who traveled to the U.S. from the U.K. on an emissions-free yacht, is in Washington to meet with lawmakers. After that, she is scheduled visit to New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit and participate in a nationwide U.S. equivalent of the school strikes for climate action that she originated outside Sweden's parliament last year.

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