See the 12-year-old who delivered a UN address and silenced the world for 5 minutes

Today, Severn Cullis-Suzuki is a 34-year old Canadian environmental activist, speaker, and television host.

When she delivered this UN speech on ecology at 12-years-old however, she had no idea what kind of impact she would have…

Unfortunately, the issues she raises and the problems she has with the world are still relevant today.

At 1:50 she asks us a question that puts into words everything I’ve been trying to say. At 4:46 she makes a leap of empathy that few of us have ever achieved before.

Watch and listen: