Greta Thunberg's Most Damning Quotes About Climate Change

17-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg is famous throughout the world. The Swedish national was once again nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, with the award going to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger.

Thunberg is known not only for her protests outside of the Swedish parliament back in August 2018 but for inspiring a global movement of climate change activism. She has spoken at several political conferences such as WEF in Davos, the UN Climate Action Summit and COP.

Newsweek takes a look at her most damning quotes about the environment, global warming and the world political reaction to climate change.

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for a photograph during an inteview with AFP onboard the Malizia II sailing yacht at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, southwest England, on August 13, 2019 ahead of her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN Climate Action Summit next month. A year after her school strike made her a figurehead for climate activists, Greta Thunberg believes her uncompromising message about global warming is getting through—even if action remains thin on the ground. The 16-year-old Swede, who sets sail for New York this week to take her message to the United States, has been a target for abuse but sees that as proof she is having an effect. Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

"Our house is on fire.

"On climate change, we have to acknowledge that we have failed.

"The climate change crisis has never been treated as a crisis.

"I don't want your hope, I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day... and then I want you to act... I want you to act as if you would in a crisis. I want you to act like the house is on fire... because it is." - WEF Davos

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Greta Thunberg addresses the National Assembly In Paris on July 23, 2019 in Paris, France. Ms. Thunberg is a Swedish activist who started protesting outside Swedish parliament last year to raise awareness about climate change, inspiring similar student protests around the world. She told the National Assembly that countries and companies had to do more about the climate emergency. Micah Garen / Getty Images

"I have learned that you are never too small to make a difference."

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Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators during a Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate (BYS4C) march, on February 28, 2020 in Bristol, England. Leon Neal / Getty Images
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Greta Thunberg speaks at an event with other climate activists on April 22, 2019 in London, England. Greta Thunberg sparked the global student climate protests after striking from her own school in her home country of Sweden. She is visiting London whilst the Extinction Rebellion protests continue and build in momentum. Chris J Ratcliffe / Getty Images

"You are not mature enough to handle the burden... even that burden you leave to us children.

"Our environment is being sacrificed for the opportunity for a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money." - speaking at COP24 in Poland 2018

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Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg attends a meeting with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen as they announce a new EU climate deal, at the European Commission on March 4, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. Leon Neal / Getty Images
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Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Fridays For Future Denver Climate Strike on October 11, 2019 at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado. Thousands of protesters attended the event which was sparked by Thunberg's #FridaysForFuture movement. Marc Piscotty / Getty Images

"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet, I'm one of the lucky ones.

"People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!

"For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away... and then come here and say you're doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.

"No matter how sad and angry I am I do not want to believe [you hear us], because if you really understood the situation and kept on failing to act then you would be evil and that I refuse to believe." - Speaking at the UN Climate Action Summit

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Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. While the United States will not be participating, China and about 70 other countries are expected to make announcements concerning climate change. The summit at the U.N. comes after a worldwide Youth Climate Strike on Friday, which saw millions of young people around the world demanding action to address the climate crisis. Stephanie Keith / Getty Images
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in what could be the city's largest climate march. Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images

"As long as we do not treat this crisis as a crisis and as long as the facts and the science are being left completely ignored, then we will not be able to solve this crisis. We need to understand the urgency of the situation and we need to see this from a holistic point of view.

"We had a few demands for this WEF and of course, all those demands have been completely ignored." - Speaking at Fridays for Future Climate Activist at Hub Culture

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A young girl wears a box painted with a Greta Thunberg quotation at a youth-led climate strike organized by environmental groups including Extinction Rebellion and Sunrise Movement near City Hall on December 6, 2019 in New York City. Hundreds attended the strike, the latest in a series of school walk-outs dubbed "Fridays For Future." Scott Heins / Getty Images