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You have stolen my dreams, my childhood ...
The author of these words is a 17-year-old girl who has recently gained worldwide popularity with her emotional speech at the UN Summit.
Greta Thunberg was born in 2003 in Sweden with excellent health care and a high standard of living.
Her mother is an opera singer representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest, and her father is a well-known actor in the country.
When Greta first heard about climate change in 2011, she became depressed and refused to speak at all. In 2013, she decided to protest climate change and boycotted the prestigious school she studied at.
Zahra was born in Khojaly, Azerbaijan.
Her father was a shepherd and her mother was a housewife.
One of the biggest dreams of the baby growing up in difficult conditions was to get an education.
Zahra is one of the "lucky ones" who survived at the "free corridor" near Aghdam on February 26, 1992.
She lost her ability to speak after seeing her sister being shot in front of her.
But I am sure that if he could speak, he would say what Greta said:
"You have stolen my dreams, my childhood ..."
In general, in my opinion, the biggest disaster of the modern world is not climate, but baby deaths, wars, and refugees.
"Governments have betrayed the young, " says Greta.
Yes, they have. But the rate of this betrayal was much greater than the climate.
Some media outlets claim that Greta is funded by "green lobbyists. "
Why didn't these "Greens" once choose a hero from the Middle East or Asia? Why wasn`t that here once from the side of the ones who were crushed or demolished?
Is the climate more valuable than babies who die every day from hunger, airstrikes, diseases?
In general, there is a strange insincere sentiment in the world. In Australia, millions of people cried and provided financial assistance to the wildfires. So why does the East stay out of sight? Why Idlib, a cemetery for children, don`t get enough attention?
Do I need to be a tree or animal in the West or somewhere far away to attract the world's attention?
I am convinced that the drama of humanity in the East and Khojaly is much more painful and horrible than the events in the West. But why the international community does not want to see them?
The world should also listen to the tragedy of Khojaly victim Zahra, along with little Greta. Otherwise, the justice system will be violated. And when this system is broken, the world will face even more terrible than the climate crisis.
2020.01.22 / 17:13
Rafiga Mammadzadeh, Tural Azimzadeh