CN — Greta Thunberg is a year-old autistic Swedish girl with braids, single-minded determination and an apocalyptic message who has taken Europe by storm and become the face of climate-change activism. Her meteoric rise to international stardom reached full blossom in the past two weeks when she met Pope Francis, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered a stark warning to the European Parliament and was welcomed in the House of Commons in London, with some parliamentarians breaking House rules by applauding to show their admiration for her. In eight months, Thunberg has become an inspiration for a wave of protests and school strikes over inaction by politicians, and modern civilization generally, to take the drastic steps needed to keep the planet from plunging off the cliff.
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg   [a] born 3 January is a Swedish activist who, at age 15, began protesting outside the Swedish parliament in August about the need for immediate action to combat climate change. Her "school strike for the climate" began attracting media attention and she has since become an outspoken climate activist. On 15 March an estimated 1.
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This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her.
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To avoid traveling by air, Thunberg is making her trans-Atlantic trip on board the ft yacht, the Malizia II, fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity onboard, with the aim of making the journey zero-carbon. Read Next. Parents furious after disabled kids stranded overnight by
Shannon Van Sant. A Swedish teenager had a stark message for global elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg spoke about climate change during a Thursday luncheon at the forum to an audience which included Bono, Jane Goodall and Will.
Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. A Swedish teenager who inspired students around the world to walk out of their classrooms over climate change inaction has slammed leaders at a major UN summit. Our political leaders have failed us," Ms Thunberg said.
This simple realisation prompted Greta Thunberg15, to protest in the most effective way she knew. Her protest has captured the imagination of a country that has been struck by heatwaves and wildfires in its hottest summer since records began years ago. Thunberg herself is a diminutive girl with pigtails and a fleeting smile — not the stereotypical leader of a climate revolution.