And it all started with a stubborn 16 year-old… Greta Thunberg. With shear will-power and a complete understanding of what humanity needs, the teenage girl refused to attend her school classes and chose instead to protest in front of her country’s parliament, until they aligned with the Paris Agreement on the climate change. She has been doing that since August 2018 and now continues her climate strikes every Thursday, motivating hundreds of thousands of children around the world.
Shortly after the UN report was released stating that global temperatures could rise by 1.5 degrees, an estimated number of 1.4 million school children around the world walked out of school on March 15 to demand increased action from world leaders against climate change. The next match is scheduled for 24 May, 2019.
These children have managed to shame older generations into taking action to save the planet. But if they don’t, who will?
Greta Thunberg has been invited to speak at several forums including the World Economic Forum and TedXStockholm. This was what she had to say to some very important people,
“You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes”Greta Thunberg
I really think it's high time everyone stood up to fight for this cause. It cannot be ignored any more because it affects our present and future.
On Thursday, Greta was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and if she wins, she will be the youngest.
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