I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. Then I want you to act!
Greta Thunberg’s activism began at home, by persuading her parents to reduce their own carbon footprint. Her public activism began by organizing school strikes for climate change. The number of strikes per year has grown from 135 to over 2 million. From 2019-2021 she was renominated 3 years in a row for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She is also vegan because of her objections to the industrial meat production system. Greta does not fly due to the high carbon footprint air travel leaves behind. She characterized herself as “only speaking when necessary”.
Born 2003, Sweden
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFkQSGyeCWg, Full speech at the U.N.‘s Climate Action Summit, 2018