The Girl Who Silenced the World at the UN for 6 minutes

By G. Hanchet

In 1992, 28 years ago, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Rio Summit, Severn Cullis-Suzuki – daughter of renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki – delivered this speech when she was just 12 years old.  It is chilling that her message calls for action against the same issues that we are confronted with today. Her plea was not taken seriously enough in 1992.

Will we listen now?