In lieu of providing prepared remarks for a hearing on Wednesday, Ms Thunberg – who has skyrocketed to activist fame since she started school strikes to demand climate action last year – simply sent along a copy of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on global warming.
“I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists,” she said during the hearing.
She continued: “And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take real action.”
Ms Thunberg arrived in the US on a carbon emission free yacht last month, after refusing to travel by plane because of the carbon cost of that form of transport.
She’s expected to travel to South America later this year for yet another climate change conference. She says that she does not plan on boarding a plane for that trip, either.