Greta Thunberg is a rising 16 years old Climate Change activist from Sweden. Her story of fighting against climate change is quite inspirational. In August 2018, Greta started skipping her school on Fridays to protest outside the Swedish Parliament. She soon caught the attention of young children, adults who later joined her in the protest. Since then, from Africa to Asia, millions of school kids have marched out for action on global warming.
This movement has now spread all over the globe and is now known as “Fridays For Future.” Greta Thunberg has given speeches in climate change rallies in Brussels, London, Stockholm, and many other places. She made into headlines in December 2018 when she addressed secretary-general and gave a speech in United Nations COP24, which took place in Poland. She further gave a speech in the World Economic Forum in Davos, which caught the attention of people worldwide. Time Magazine has named her as the most influential teen.
Greta is also well known for traveling in a solar equipped yacht to attend the climate change summit in New York. Since then, she has been getting support from prominent leaders worldwide like Barack Obama, Antonio Guterres, and Elon Musk. Her movement Fridays for Future is organizing protests worldwide to wake the leaders to take immediate steps before its too late. Greta has been lashing out the prominent political leaders in her speeches.
A 16 year old who has better reasoning & more heart than the vast majority of political leaders
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 20, 2019
Why do we need to worry about climate change?
Climate change is a severe concern as its critical effects are now visible worldwide. Due to climate change, it is already abrupting our food supply and harming marine life. Scientists have predicted that millions of people in Africa will be affected by water stress in 2020. Not only this biodiversity will be critically affected by increasing the risks of inland floods. Recently the whole world witnessed the burning of theAmazon Rain forest. All this is because of the political leaders not giving attention to fighting against climate change.