The 16-year-old Environment activist Greta Thunberg broke down in tears while speaking at the U.N. Climate summit

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Environment activist Greta Thunberg made a fiery appearance at the United Nations Climate Summit on Monday where she glared at Donald Trump when he walked into the conference in front of her and she broke down in tears while scolding international delegates. 




'I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,' the 16-year-old Swedish activist reprimanded at the Climate Action Summit 2019 on Monday in New York.

Thunberg was seen entering the UN conference Monday morning with an enraged expression, walking just behind US President Donald Trump, who was not originally slated to attend the summit.

The UN summit convened to have nations to address and make plans to confront global warming and rising fossil fuels emissions.

Thunberg was seen entering the UN conference Monday morning with an angry expression, walking just behind US President Donald Trump, who wasn't originally slated to attend the summit

Thunberg could hardly contain her anger as she walked into the summit behind Trump. The U.S. is not participating in the summit that seeks international action against global warming




Thunberg could hardly contain her anger as she walked into the summit behind Trump. The U.S. is not participating in the summit that seeks international action against global warming

'There will not be any solution or plans in line with these figures here today because these numbers are too uncomfortable and you're not mature enough to tell it like it is,' Thunberg, who is usually not as emotional in her speeches, said.

'You are failing us. The young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you.

'And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you,' she added on the brink of tears.

'Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up and change is coming whether you like it or not,' she said to uproarious applause.

Thunberg held nothing back as she thundered against the politicians and officials at the UN climate summit.

'You come to us young people for hope. How dare you?' she roared.

'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing,' she said. 

Trump wasn't originally scheduled to attend the summit he's hosting a session on religious persecution in the same building. The president stayed for just 15 minutes.

The Summit, entitled 'A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win' and convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seeks to mobilize political and economic energy to advance climate action.

Areas of discussion included energy transition, climate finance, carbon pricing, industry transition, nature-based solutions, cities and local action and resilience.

While the United States will not be participating, China, France, Germany, India and Russia and about 70 other countries are expected to make announcements concerning climate change at the Monday summit.

Guterres praised young people like Thunberg for demanding change.

'My generation has failed in its responsibility to protect our planet. That must change. The climate crisis is caused by us, and the solutions must come from us,' he said. 

Thunberg has been making waves in New york this week. Pictured above on Friday speaking during the Global Climate Strike demonstration in New York where protesters took to the streets, parks, and plazas around the world demanding more aggressive steps against global warming

A UN science report released Sunday revealed that emissions into the Earth's atmosphere are continuing to surge and G-20 nations are responsible for 80 percent of those emissions, and they're still failing to meet their low targets to reduce climate impact.

The UN estimates there needs to be between a three-fold and five-fold increase in efforts to cut greenhouse gases, to prevent global temperatures rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

The summit came on the heels of a global Youth Climate Strike on Friday where millions of people around the world protested in streets, parks and plazas to demand faster action to address climate change.

On Saturday Thunberg appeared at the Youth Climate Action Summit where young leaders from around the world convened to showcase climate solutions.

Thunberg had traveled to the US by yacht to avoid flying. 

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