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Greta Thunberg Quotes

Greta Thunberg is a 17-year old climate activist from Sweden. A school girl with autism, standing at less than 5ft, she started the ‘School Strike for Climate’ protests. Over the past 6 months, she has become a global superstar of the climate change movement. Promoting #fridaysforfuture alongside millions of school children (and now adults) across the globe to demand politicians, governments and corporations take action on climate change.

On Friday 20th August 2018, Greta’s steely determination led her to sit outside parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, every day during school time for 2 weeks with a sign saying ‘Skolstrejk för klimatet’ (School Strike for Climate). This was in response to heatwaves and wildfires across Sweden. She demanded the country reduce their carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

What started out as one person standing up and saying no, quickly gained much media coverage. Every Friday, Greta Thunberg protests for climate action, alongside her battered sign. Now joined by millions of other young climate activists across the planet. The latest global strike, Friday May 24th, attracted over 1.8million in over 1,400 locations across 110 countries.

World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2019

After travelling 32 hours by train to the World Economic Forum in snowy Davos, Switzerland, aligned with her stance on reducing carbon emissions, she didn’t pull any punches when addressing world leaders.

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