Her speech to delegates had such an impact that she became a frequent invitee to U. We are a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference: Coming up here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future.
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Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Coming up here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future.
Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for all generations to come.
I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard. I am here to speak for the countless animals dying across this planet because they have nowhere left to Severn suzuki address. I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in our ozone.
I used to go in—I used to go fishing in Vancouver, my home, with my dad, until just a few years ago we found the fish full of cancers. And now we hear of animals and plants going extinct every day, vanishing forever. In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.
Did you have to worry of these things when you were my age? All this is happening before our eyes, and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. Here, you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organizers, reporters or politicians.
And borders and governments will never change that.
In my anger, I am not blind, and in my fear, I am not afraid of telling the world how I feel. In my country, we make so much waste, we buy and throw away, buy and throw away, buy and throw and away.
And yet, northern countries will not share with the needy. Even when we have more than enough, we are afraid to share, we are afraid to let go of some of our wealth. In Canada, we live the privileged life, with plenty of food, water and shelter.
We have watches, bicycles, computers and television sets. The list could go on for two days. Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent some time with some children living on the streets.
This is what one child told us: And if I were, I would give all the street children food, clothes, medicines, shelter, and love and affection. I am only a child, yet I know if all the money spent on war was spent on finding environmental answers, ending poverty, and finding treaties, what a wonderful place this earth would be.
At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us to not fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share, not be greedy.
Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?Severn Cullis- Suzuki UN Speech Severn Cullis- Suzuki present an environmental protest to the UN in at the earth Summit n Rio Centro.
She emphasises the importance of nature including its animals and how we, the human race, are destroying our planet. Suzuki explains the importance of being aware of our impact on the Earth. Severn Cullis-Suzuki (born November 30, , in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian environmental activist, speaker, television host and author.
She has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging listeners to define their values, act with the future in mind, and take individual responsibility. AMY GOODMAN: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, then at the age of 12 delivering her famous address at the first U.N. Earth Summit that took place in Rio de Janeiro.
The video of her address . Severn Cullis-Suzuki is an outstanding role model for people across the world. Severn Culllis-Suzuki was born on November 30, , in Vancouver, British Columbia.
. Severn Cullis- Suzuki UN Speech Severn Cullis- Suzuki present an environmental protest to the UN in at the earth Summit n Rio Centro. She emphasises the importance of nature including its animals and how we, the human race, are destroying our planet.
Severn Suzuki voices her disgust of the condition the world and its environment in her UN address. She voices her personal investment in the cause and just how determined she is to see a change for the world and all the people in it.