Greta Thunberg joins The 1975 for a Climate Change Anthem

The 1975 feat. Greta Thunberg - Time to rebel

August 5, 2019

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Student activist Greta Thunberg teamed up w/ the British band  'The 1975' and created an anthem for the right against climate change. The track is titled '1975'. Greta's spoken word to music stresses her position for the need of public action to fight the climate crisis. Combining  the message with music is a creative way to reach new audiences. The call for public action now because we have failed our planet, but there is still time to turn it around. Proceeds from this track will go to environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.  Doing 1THING makes a difference. 

The 1975 released '1975 - Time to Rebel' spoken by Greta Thunberg as their first track of their upcoming album 'Notes on a Conditional Form'.  #GretaThunberg  #The1975  #ClimateChange

The full text of Thunberg’s speech.

We are right now in the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis.

And we need to call it what it is. An emergency.

We must acknowledge that we do not have the situation under control and that we don’t have all the solutions yet.
Unless those solutions mean that we simply stop doing certain things.

We admit that we are losing this battle.

We have to acknowledge that the older generations have failed.
All political movements in their present form have failed.

But homo sapiens have not yet failed.

Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this.
We still have everything in our own hands.

But unless we recognize the overall failures of our current systems, we most probably don’t stand a chance.

We are facing a disaster of unspoken sufferings for enormous amounts of people. And now is not the time for speaking politely
or focusing on what we can or cannot say. Now is the time to speak clearly.

Solving the climate crisis is the greatest and most complex challenge that homo sapiens have ever faced. The main solution, however, i
is so simple that even a small child can understand it. We have to stop our emissions of greenhouse gases.

And either we do that, or we don’t.

You say that nothing in life is black or white.

But that is a lie. A very dangerous lie.

Either we prevent a 1.5 degree of warming, or we don’t.

Either we avoid setting off that irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, or we don’t.

Either we choose to go on as a civilization or we don’t.

That is as black or white as it gets.

Because there are no grey areas when it comes to survival.

Now we all have a choice.

We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations.

Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.

That is up to you and me.

And yes, we need a system change rather than individual change. But you cannot have one without the other.

If you look through history, all the big changes in society have been started by people at the grassroots level.
People like you and me.

So, I ask you to please wake up and make the changes required possible. To do your best is no longer good enough.
We must all do the seemingly impossible.

Today, we use about 100 million barrels of oil every single day. There are no politics to change that.
There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground.

So, we can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed.

Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.

So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.

Greta's inspiration for her fight against Climate Change started this way... 

The First Time with Greta Thunberg 

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/greta-thunberg-collaborates-with-the-1975-for-climate-change-warning-38345519.html