The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes! English Subs

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When Severn Cullis-Suzuki stepped on stage at the plenary session of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, she knew this was her one opportunity to speak to the world’s most influential decision-makers. Music "What A Wonderful Place" by Greenville Massive (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3) IODA Category Education License Standard YouTube License

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Stuart Davidson : Her words, obviously fell on deaf ears 24 years ago.

SkyLabyrinth : How I wish the adults did everything she said....

Troy's Health Tips : Damn this was in 1992, we've only gotten worse.

Paris Texas : She is brave !!! And talented ! I am agree with her ! She is a great person !

LidihMaryenn Elizalde : I can't believe a 12-13 year old teen had said that! That's dang powerful and it could make someone so freaking speechless. I had goosebumps, I almost cried with her speech. You're a fvcking great person that deserves every peace in the world. I salute you, Ma'am.

jazlyn Sellem : the speech hit me like a brick

John C : Amazing! This is now 24 years ago and she would be 37 years old! What do we know what impact this had and what she is doing now?  Apparently NOBODY gives a shit because the 1% is still destroying the world and crashing the economy! Hang on to your seats because it will be the SHTF soon  . . .

WarSquirtoise : Am i the only one here who did this for homework?

Hitch Medberg : Where are these kids today?

Earth Charter International : Official remake by Severn Cullis-Suzuki 25 years later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpu-PP-8YP8

Bonnie Hamilton : OMG  and this was 25 years ago!

aG. Gladio : My future is her wish..

Rick Corel : Severn believes that science and media communication is important for informing global change. She received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Yale, 2002), and a Masters of Science in Ethnobotany (University of Victoria, 2007) where she studied with Kwakwaka'wakw elders on the Pacific Northwest coast. published several books, and co-hosted a TV series in North America for children called 'Suzuki's NatureQuest’. She is one of the authors and editors of the book 'Notes from Canada's Young Activists' (Greystone Books 2007), and currently hosts the third season of the APTN series ‘Samaqan - Water Stories’ about Indigenous Peoples' water issues. Severn lives on the islands of Haida Gwaii, where she lives with her husband, and two sons. She is studying the Skidegate dialect of the endangered Haida language with elders and teaching her children. She is an Earth Charter International councillor, and a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. She hopes her pursuit of traditional and scientific knowledge will help her promote a world of diversity, justice and respect.

Paul Benensky : what she said has had an impact. I began my work in industry in the late 80's and support plants today from a lab. I see that Environment is an integral part of most all company's visions today. The changes I have seen, the chemicals that are no longer used, the safety put in place for workers and environment show how these type of speeches meant something. We, in industry in the U.S. must consider environmental impact when putting in the simplest machinery in our production facilities. Controls in place ensure better safety for those in our labs, our plants and our neighborhoods and world. the ozone hole is still there, but it is not growing. We can do better, and we continue to strive towards more, we are doing something and we are making a difference because of conferences like this and people like Severn and her friends.

Rick Corel : 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 the daughter of Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki.

Mohd Izam Hassan : I strongly wishes the author of the video allow me the rights to share and to get the message across to my leaders. Thank ypu.

ZH renthlei : This is amazing... well done!!!

Phương Trần : She must be a great person now :)

hat_pick_ 13579 : why can't any one be like her

Quinton Crawford : Speaker is on charge of an international environment organization similar to the one she is a part of here. Don't know about the others at the moment.

OliviaDoesArt : Grown adults thought nothing of this they probably just said "next" after she was finished i hope in life people will take action and save the forest, I hope people will fix what this, fix what humanity broke...

Ally Erwin : This is amazing and oh how I wish everyone could hear this.

_kirstencayla : For homework we have to make a speech just like this one so i'm very inspired by this! She's so brave to come up there and express her feelings to them. YOU GO GIRL XD

Piper Mint : Wow. That was incredible.

Little Mockingjay : I wish I had the courage to do that now in 2017...

Hannah de Jesus : 👏👏👏👏*speechless*👏👏👏👏

Rabiul Islam : What a speech! Splendid. Salute you Suzuki.

QWERTY 123 : The world is now even MORE sh*t. However, the absolute poverty rate HAS fallen dramatically. Good and bad, I suppose.

Pineapple Pal : I remember the first time I watched this (on New Years last year)video for the first time it made me cry like a baby

Charlie : how could someone dislike this?!?! i am her age in this video and i dont have enough courage to speak infront of my class!!!!

Bloom Fireheart : #create a different world

The Real Bleach : She is 39 now!

Madeline Tizol : this is everything

Sarah Saydee : Girl, u were great, that was powerful. Do not let any one tell u otherwise, u are the LiGHT of the world.

Ariana H : Such a powerful message

Truston Leong The Drift Pro : Before that i am very ignorant about this, but this girl's speech really affected me

Galactic Alien : This is something we need to show now to students so they could understand

Sleepy Alligator : Severn Cullis-Suzuki <3

iamalongusername : "Aaah, what a lovely child, she's so intelligent, and wise... Ok, now where were we, let's get back to business."

Oracion OfTime : 2018 and still nothing accomplished what she said....disappointing

Queen : that round of applause is looooong 😊

Mitko Georgiev : Who gave this video 6 dislikes?! I can't understand it because this video makes big sense!

wyatt91274 : Hi

[diamond] : That is a true savage....

Blue 1967 : Wow ! She's so right though. Amazing

Sacred Thyme : 2017 = water is Life the 7th generation is here Now.

The lords Of cash : She made me cry

Abhishek Sethiya : really good speech

China and Canada : Said everything in my mind