Sophia Kianni, the new Greta Thunberg, spoke to CoP27



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Sophia Kianni, the new Greta Thunberg, spoke to CoP27

Sophia Kianni is a US environmental activist studying climate science and public policy at Stanford University. She is the founder of Climate Cardinals, a nonprofit organization with 8,000 volunteers in over 40 countries working to translate climate information into over 100 languages.

In July 2020, Kianni was appointed by UN Secretary General António Guterres as a member of her new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, in which she is the youngest member and represents the United States and the Middle East.

While Greta Thunberg refuses to speak in Sharm El Sheik calling Cop27 greenwashing, her heir, Sophia Kianni, is today among the young climate advisor to the UN secretary general.

Sophia Kianni, the new Greta Thunberg, spoke to CoP27

To the CoP 27 she said: "" They say one thing, they do another.

They are lying. What language should we use to make you act? The only reason you are not doing anything is that you do not have the information, because if you had the correct information, it would be impossible not to act.

We need leaders to stop lying. " About her Her concern for her environment arises during a vacation in her grandmother's land, Iran. Looking at the night sky she realized that the stars were invisible due to the pollution and she realized that she wanted to do something.

While in high school in the United States she participated in several protests and joined Fridays for Future, organizing the 2019 Black Friday climate strike. The same year she took a year off from school becoming National Strategist for Fridays for Future.

In February 2020 she was appointed spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion. In December 2021, Kianni was named one of Teen Vogue's 21 under 21s for her climate activism. Her articles have been featured on Forbes, CNN, Business Insider, BBC, The Guardian, NBC, and the Washington Post.

You have given talks at several universities, including Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Emory University, and Harvard University.