The Brief: Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist.
Greta Thunberg is known for her climate justice advocacy. In August 2018, Thunberg started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament in what has become known as the “school strike for climate.” Since then, Thunberg has gone one strike every Friday, protesting outside of Parliament or wherever else she happens to be. Thunberg has been joined by hundreds of thousands of striking students around the world on March 15 and May 24, 2019.
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One year ago I started school striking for the climate outside the Swedish parliament, simply because something had to be done. Since then I have continued every Friday alongside millions of others. And we will go on for as long as it takes. #FridaysForFuture #SchoolStrike4climate
In mid-August, Greta set sail on a zero-emissions yacht across the Atlantic Ocean towards New York where she will speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.
Even out here in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean I hear about the record amount of devastating fires in the Amazon. My thoughts are with those affected. Our war against nature must end.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 22, 2019