Monday, 27 August 2012

Our World Tuesday ,ABC Wednesday, G for The Girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes


Twenty years ago this twelve years old girl addressed the U.N. meeting on environmental problems.
Wikipedia says:
"Severn Cullis-Suzuki (born November 30, 1979 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. She is also the daughter of Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki.


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26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a great video and what a wonderful young woman! Thanks for sharing this, Wil! Our sad world needs more like her! Thanks for posting this! Hope you have a lovely week!

Gary said...

Great post!! Most Canadians are incredibly proud as I am of David Suzuki. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for teaching me what I did not know before. Please have a good Tuesday.

eileeninmd said...

It is nice to see young people do care about the environment and the world we live in. We do need more people like her. Great post and thanks for sharing.

Penelope Postcards said...

David Suzuki certainly had an influence on his daughter when she was twelve. She helps him carry the mantle to this day. Sometimes we listen because something unique catches our attention but then we forget. Changes are slow in coming and words (even David Suzuki’s) still too often fall on deaf ears. Very interesting post for the day!

Cloudia said...

You show me the way ahead, Wil. You teach me how to live long without growing older- Thank YOU


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Vicki Lane said...

If only everyone would listen...

Fun60 said...

What an interesting video. Thanks for sharing it with us this week.

Roger Owen Green said...

I remember this story; unfortunately, it had such a fleeting effect...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Great post. Sad how we have to keep reminding ourselves about some of the most basic human behaviors and rights...

Carver said...

Fantastic post. I am amazed not only by how well she wrote the speech at such a young age but also by her poised and impassioned delivery. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

Amazing speech by one so young.
An excellent reminder for all of us, no matter where we live.

lotusleaf said...

A great post!

chubskulit said...

I've watched this video too before.

Golden Rule
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

The Weaver of Grass said...

Addressing the UN at twelve years old is quite something Wil. Lovely header by the way. Looks a bit like Norway.

Sylvia K said...

What a great speech and what an amazing young woman! Thanks for sharing this with us today, Wil! I just wish that more people pay attention, our world needs all the help it can get these days! Hope your week is going well, Wil!

Lisa said...

Such a mature 12-year-old girl! I had not heard of her, so thank you for sharing.

Dianne said...

Wow! a powerful message from some-one so young.

Ann said...

I remember listening to her. How's the weather in Australia? Are you ready to go?

snowwhite said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this great speech. I wonder for these twenty years what we have done for environment?? Her words sank into my heart deeply.
keiko

joy said...

Yes, i heard her speech. What a clever girl:)

joy said...

Artig å få besøk av en som kan snakke norsk:) where did you learned rhe language? Did you lived in norway before? Happy to meet you here:)

joy said...

I lived in Brekstad outside Trondheim city. It is in the middle of norway and so is Rissa. I came to NorwAy in 1989. Ha en fin dag:)

joy said...

Thanks for dropping by again to my site and I answering my questions. Your life seems very exciting and interesting to ee. Oh my, I am sure you have lots of stories to tell that one can be teary eyed and be joyful. Nice knowing you more.I want to follow your blog, but I have to find the join button, coz I haven't seen it yet:)

Emille said...

What a courageous girl!

Kay said...

What an incredible girl and speech. It took such courage to go up there and state her case and express her frustration with world leaders. Sadly, I'm not seeing much accomplished. There is still such terrible waste and pollution. I don't like to go out in the sun here in Hawaii because of the holes in the ozone.