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Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate activist, and she JUST WON Time Magazine’s Person of the Year!
She is the YOUNGEST PERSON ever to be graced with the honor, and she says she “shares this great honour with everyone in the #FridaysForFuture movement and climate activists everywhere.”
It all started in August of 2018, when Greta decided to go on a Climate Strike at parliament in her home country of Sweden. She could never have imagined where that strike would take her a year later.
In September of 2019, she was the driving force behind the largest Global Climate Strike in history. During this strike, MILLIONS of students walked out of their schools. Adults also stood behind the strike and protested in their own ways.
Greta has had the chance to sit down with some pretty powerful people, including a sit down with the Pope, himself.
She even went to the United Nations to deliver a passionate message about climate change, and the dire effects this climate catastrophe will cause for her generation, and generations to come.
You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And, all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!Greta Thunberg at the UN
Greta has been diagnosed with Aspergers, but she claims it is a “super power,” and not a hindrance to her.
She also has selective mutism and OCD, but doesn’t let that get in the way of the important messages she has to share with the world.
Greta can be a lesson to all of us. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how old you are, if you have a voice and a passion, you should use it!
Of course, there are some that don’t agree with the choice of making Greta Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. But, really, does it matter? They aren’t Time Magazine.
Don’t worry, Greta, haters gonna hate. You just keep on with your amazing self and your awesome message!
I hope Greta would approve of this little post on 5 Reasons To Not Believe In Global Warming.