April 22nd 2021 is Earth Day, a day designed to drive action on the climate and environmental issues around the world.
Earth Day President, Kathleen Rogers said that the theme this year is “Restore Earth,” supported by three pillars: Restoration, mitigation and adaptation.
On Earth Day 2021, climate activist, Greta Thunberg testified in front of the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC.
Her documentary series, Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World is also being released on Earth Day 2021.
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World out now
On Earth Day 2021, Greta announced the release of her documentary, Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World.
BBC describes the documentary series: “Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes a year off school to explore the science of global warming and challenge world leaders, calling for action on climate change.”
The three-hour special premieres in the USA on Thursday April 22nd at 8/7c on PBS.
Speaking about the series, Thunberg said: “I think maybe the most interesting thing about the documentary series is what didn’t get into the series. I don’t know how many fashion companies like H&M, car companies like Volkswagen, oil companies like Shell and airlines and so on that we asked for interviews, but they all refused consistently.”
Greta Thunberg testifies at US climate hearing
Greta Thunberg testified in front of the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC, telling them that fossil fuel subsidies are “a disgrace.”
The young climate change activist said:
“How long do you honestly believe that people in power like you will get away with it? How long do you think you can continue to ignore the climate crisis, the global aspect of equity and historic emissions, without being held accountable?”
Thunberg added: “You get away with it now, but sooner or later people are going to realise what you have been doing all this time.”
“All I can do is to urge you to listen to and act on the science and to use your common sense.”