Greta Thunberg

At 11 years of age while in primary school Greta’s teacher showed a climate change video. In this video starving polar bears were seen as well as extreme weather changes. Unable to shake these images Greta studied more of this issue eventually writing a newspaper article which led her to protest outside the Swedish Parliament.

Her one woman protest grew daily leading to student led climate change groups with her September 20, 2019 global climate strike attracting 4 million people world wide. This was the largest climate change demonstration in history.

In 2019 she was named the Time Person of the Year and has spoken with the Pope and heads of state regarding climate change. This unlikely teenager has received the world’s attention as her movement continues to grow. Currently, she is 17 years old.

In her address to CEO’s and world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, she stated,

“I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”

Photo by Markus Spiske on

A Protestor at the Climate Change Rally

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