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Image of Greta Thunberg dressed in yellow raincoat and knit hat holding up a white sign with black letters. Trees and houses can be seen in the background.
Greta Thunberg is a student activist from Sweden. She is depicted here in 2018, where she began protesting in front of the Swedish Parliament building in Stockholm for her government to live up to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. For three weeks prior to the Swedish Parliamentary elections, Greta skipped school to bring attention to the issue of Climate Change. What started as a local movement called #FridaysForFuture, became a global movement by 2019, with strikes on every continent. Greta Thunberg gave a speech at the UN Climate Conference in Katowice in Poland, the UN climate summit in New York, the EU parliament in Strasbourg, the French National Assembly in Paris, and the House of Commons in London. Her message to world leaders, "stop pretending that we can solve the climate and ecological crisis without treating it as a crisis." Though the Coronavirus pandemic put the mass protests on hold, she continues to campaign online and hold smaller, socially-distanced marches.
(www.dw.com), D. (2021). Greta Thunberg: The teenage eco-activist who took the world by storm | DW | 14.08.2019. Retrieved 25 January 2021, from https://www.dw.com/en/greta-thunberg-the-teenage-eco-activist-who-took-…