“You have been negotiating all my life. You cannot tell me you need more time.”
This was said by the Solomon Islands’ Cristina Ora, a delegate to recent climate conferences held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the time she said it in 2009, she was 17.
Her straightforward statement caught the attention of many others, and was eventually found not just between people’s ears, but also on their backs. See below.