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WATCH: Australian PM Blasts Those Who Exploit Children’s Anxiety On Climate Change

By  Ryan Saavedra
DailyWire.com
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed those who “exploit” children’s “anxiety” over climate change to push their political agendas in a speech he gave this week to the United Nations.

“We must respect and harness the passion and aspiration of our younger generations, we must guard against others who would seek to compound or, worse, facelessly exploit their anxiety for their own agendas,” Morrison said. “We must similarly not allow their concerns to be dismissed or diminished as this can also increase their anxiety.”

“Above all, we should let our children be children, let our kids be kids, let our teenagers be teenagers,” Morrison continued, adding, “while we work positively together to deliver the practical solutions for them and their future.”

Morrison’s comments come after far-left climate extremist Greta Thunberg had a meltdown earlier this week at the U.N., claiming that adults had “stolen” her “dreams” and her “childhood.”

“People are suffering, people are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction,” Thunberg fumed while repeatedly declaring her disgust for those in attendance, saying: “How dare you!”

“There will not be any solutions or plans presented in line with these figures here today because these numbers are too uncomfortable and you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is,” Thunberg added. “You are failing us but 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. We will not let you get away with this. 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.”

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Partial transcript of Morrison’s speech to the U.N.:

Like many leaders here, I get many letters from children in Australia concerned about their future.

I take them very seriously and I deeply respect their concerns and indeed I welcome their passion, especially when it comes to the environment.

My impulse is always to seek to respond positively and to encourage them. To provide context, perspective and particularly to generate hope.

To focus their minds and direct their energies to practical solutions and positive behaviour that will deliver enduring results for them.

To encourage them to learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths – because it’s through research, innovation and enterprise that the practical work of successfully managing our very real environmental challenges is achieved.

We must respect and harness the passion and aspiration of our younger generations, we must guard against others who would seek to compound or, worse, facelessly exploit their anxiety for their own agendas. We must similarly not allow their concerns to be dismissed or diminished as this can also increase their anxiety. What parent could do otherwise?

Our children have a right not just to their future but to their optimism.

Above all, we should let our children be children, let our kids be kids, let our teenagers be teenagers – while we work positively together to deliver the practical solutions for them and their future.

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