Julkisen sosiologian projekti/Julkinen sosiologia 2021 / Public sociology 2021/Lainaukset 29.03.2021

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"The climate crisis is both the easiest and the hardest issue we have ever faced. The easiest because we know what we must do. We must stop the emissions of greenhouse gases. The hardest because our current economics are still totally dependent on burning fossil fuels, and thereby destroying ecosystems in order to create everlasting economic growth." (Thunberg 2019, 37) "I was so frustrated that nothing was being done about the climate crisis, and I felt like I had to do something, anything. And sometimes NOT doing things – like just sitting down outside the parliament – speaks much louder than doing things. Just like a whisper sometimes is louder than shouting." (Thunberg 2019, 21.) Merkinnyt: Ida Kontio 23.3.

”You only speak of green, eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess. Even when the only sensible thing to do is to pull the emergency brake.” (Thunberg 2019, 18.) - JS

”And what is the point of learning facts within the school system when the most important facts given by the finest science of that same school system clearly mean nothing to our politicians and our society?” (Thunberg 2019, 17) - JS

"But Asperger is not a disease, it’s a gift. People also say that since I have Asperger I couldn’t possibly have put myself in this position. But that’s exactly why I did this. Because if I would have been ‘normal’ and social I would have organized myself in an organization, or started an organization by myself. But since I am not that good at socializing I did this instead." (Thunberg 2019, 21.) - JA

"But I don’t care about being popular, I care about climate justice and the living planet (Thunberg 2019, 12)." - JA “The real power belongs to the people (Thunberg 2019, 13).” - JA

"We live in a strange world, ... where everyone can choose their own reality and buy their own truth." (Thunberg, 30.3.2019) “Because if everyone is guilty then no one is to blame. And someone is to blame. Some people…have known exactly what priceless values they are sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money.” (Thunberg 2019, 14)

"That means that rich countries need to get down to zero emissions, within six to twelve years, so that people in poorer countries can heighten their standard of living by building some of the infrastructure that we have already built. Such as roads, hospitals, electricity, schools and clean drinking water. Because how can we expect countries like India or Nigeria to care about the climate crisis if we, who already have everything, don’t care even a second about it or our actual commitments to the Paris Agreement?" (Thunberg 2019, 10) - SP

“People always tell me and the other millions of school-strikers that we should be proud of ourselves for what we have accomplished. But the only thing that we need to look at is the emission curve. And I’m sorry, but it’s still rising. That curve is the only thing we should look at.” (Thunberg 2019, 37) - SP

”Until you start focusing on what needs to be done rather than what is politically possible, there’s no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions withing this system are so impossible to find then maybe we should change the system itself?” (Thunberg 2019, 13.) "We children are not sacrificing our education and our childhood for you to tell us what you consider is politically possible in the society that you have created. We have not taken to the streets for you to take selfies with us, and tell us that you really admire what we do." (Thurnberg 2019, 38)

"Is my microphone on? Can you hear me?" (Thurnberg 2019, 35)