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WATCH: Greta Thunberg gives testimony, calls on lawmakers to ‘listen to scientists’ on climate

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday testified before Congress about climate change and global warming, during which she submitted a prominent global warming report to lawmakers in place of giving prepared remarks. 

{mosads}”I have not come to offer any prepared remarks at this hearing,” Thunberg told lawmakers at the hearing. “I am instead attaching my testimony. It is the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C [the SR1.5] which was released on Oct. 8, 2018. I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me. 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.”

Thunberg made the remarks 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 has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., after traveling from the U.K. to the U.S. by a high-speed emissions-free boat. Earlier in the week, she protested outside the White House and met with former President Obama.

She is set to visit New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit during her trip to the U.S. and will also participate in the nationwide school strikes for climate action that she started internationally outside Sweden’s parliament building last year.

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