• Greta Thunberg - Swedish environmental activist

    Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg
    3 January 2003 (Stockholm, Sweden)
    Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change. In August 2018, Thunberg started protesting as a lone participant of a school strike in Sweden. Within months, Thunberg’s strike evolved into an international movement. The teen has since met with world leaders, delivered a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, received a nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, and was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year.

  • In August 2018, at age 15, she started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on climate change by holding up a sign reading Skolstrejk för klimatet (School strike for the climate). Soon, other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together, they organised a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future.
    Time magazine named Thunberg Person of the Year for 2019. She is the first person born in the 21st century to be named Person of the Year, and the youngest individual Time Person of the Year.
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is a book by climate activist Greta Thunberg. It was published on 30 May 2019. It consists of a collection of eleven speeches which she has written and presented about global warming and the climate crisis.
    Along with her activism, Thunberg has also received viral adoration for her public spars with President Donald Trump. On Dec. 12, Trump, who regularly criticizes the teen on Twitter, tweeted about Thunberg’s Time 2019 Person of the Year cover and wrote in part, “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” While Thunberg didn’t respond directly to the tweet, she changed her Twitter bio to read, “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

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