Greta Thunberg at 16 mobilizes the world for the planet
Greta Thunberg, a climate activist, has already gained a place in world history, succeeding in mobilizing thousands of people to demand action from governments and spreading the student strike around the world.
From the strike to the classes, she started by protesting in front of the Swedish parliament, after the heat waves and fires that devastated the country, the teenager has been able to awaken consciences and inspired actions in many countries, in a still short but intentional way, and who took her to the cover of Time magazine.
Greta Thunberg will have speeches edited by British publisher Penguin, “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference” will feature 11 speeches by Greta Thunberg, including that delivered last month in the British Parliament.
The Portuguese parliament approved an invitation to the young activist to speak at the Assembly of the Republic, but Greta Thunberg has already warned that the young people do not want to take “selfies” with the politicians, yes measures in defence of the planet.
In the interview with Time, Thunberg talks about the Asperger’s syndrome he was diagnosed with and how he decided to use the difference: “I see things a bit differently from other people, more in black and white. White”.
When he grows up, he says, he wants to be able to look back and say that he did everything he could.
The movement against climate change is important to be led by young people, the main ones affected by the climate crisis, mainly to countries and large companies.
Greta Thunberg said in a speech in Brussels “We have now begun to clean up your confusion and we will not stop until we are finished” and said “If you think we should be in school, then take our place on the streets, strike your work”.
He has participated in demonstrations in several cities, with thousands of people. To the leaders of the United Nations Climate Summit, he said that they only talk about the green economy because of popularity, but the burden remains on the children.
This movement led to invitations to speak at the Economic and Social Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the European Parliament, the Italian Senate and even with Pope Francisco, who encouraged her to continue.
Elected woman of the year in Sweden by tabloid Expressen and one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine who assures that the world is listening to Greta Thunberg’s appeal and cites estimates of the organizers according to which 1.6 million people will have taken to the streets on March 15 in 133 countries as part of a climate strike inspired by the Swedish environmentalist.
Greta Thunberg was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian MEPs.