Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a youth climate strike leader in Sweden.

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Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg speaks during a "Youth Strike 4 Climate" protest march on March 6, 2020 in Brussels. (Photo: JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 22, 2021
We Must Call Out Our Naked Emperors on the Climate Emergency
Greta Thunberg was just 15 when she began her weekly protests outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm in August 2018, unable to fathom why no one was talking about the gravity of the climate crisis we're facing. Since then, the 18-year-old activist has sparked a global movement that has seen...
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Collective action works; we have proved that. But to change everything, we need everyone. Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Views
Friday, November 29, 2019
Why We Strike Again
For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations, with millions of people lending their voices – and their bodies – to the cause. We did this not because it was our dream, but because we...
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"People always tell me and the other millions of school strikers that we should be proud of ourselves for what we have accomplished," writes Greta Thunberg in the introduction to the new Climate Resistance Handbook. "But the only thing that we need to look at is the emission curve." Views
Friday, July 19, 2019
Until Emissions Drop, Nothing Has Been Accomplished: The Climate Resistance Handbook Is Here.
Common Dreams editor's note: The following excerpts are taken from the Foreward, by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, and the Introduction, by campaigner Daniel Hunter, of the new Climate Resistance Handbook (Or, I Was Part of a Climate Action. Now What?) recently published online. If you're...
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 This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice.’ (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 15, 2019
Think We Should Be at School? Today’s Climate Strike Is the Biggest Lesson of All
It started in front of the Swedish parliament, on 20 August – a regular school day. Greta Thunberg sat with her painted sign and some homemade flyers . This was the first school climate strike . Fridays wouldn’t be regular schooldays any longer. The rest of us, and many more alongside us, picked it...
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Sunday, February 03, 2019
In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike
Editor's note: Originally posted to Facebook, the following is a statement from 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg as a response to circulating "rumors and lies" as well as "enormous amounts of hate" directed at her as a result of her high-profile role inspiring the growing youth-...
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Friday, January 25, 2019
My Message to Davos Elites: Act As If Our House Is on Fire. Because It Is.
The following is a slightly edited version of remarks delivered by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, January 25, 2018. Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. According to the IPCC (...
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 Greta Thunberg is leading a school strike and sits outside of the Swedish Parliament, in an effort to force politicians to act on climate change. (Photograph: Michael Campanella for the Guardian) Views
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I'm Striking From School to Protest Inaction on Climate Change – You Should Too
I first learnt about climate change when I was eight years old. I learnt that this was something humans had created. I was told to turn off the lights to save energy and recycle paper to save resources. I remember thinking it was very strange that we were capable of changing the entire face of the...
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