Who is Greta Thunberg?
The Swedish born Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg became famous in 2018 when she begun abscording school and camping outside the sweden parliament. She demonstrated by holding up a sign that translates to “school strike for climate change.” Her resilience spiraled into many similar protests around Sweden and the world resulting to school climate strike movements.
Greta’s School climate strike movements saw her address the 2018 United Nations climate change conference held in Katowice, Poland. Greta inspired weekly protests which have seen millions of students demonstrating against the lack of proper measures to curb climate change.
Why is Greta Thunberg Famous?
We have seen many activists over the years fighting for atrocities of climate change. However, Greta, who was even named the 2019 TIME’s person of the year, has outdone the voices of previous activists.
One of the major reason that has made Greta Thunberg so famous is the internet. The image of Greta Thunberg protesting outside the swedish parliament went viral having millions of retweets across the globe. The #FridaysForFuture activist has become a tagline for all things related to Greta’s protest.
Secondly , Greta Thunberg is an amazing orator. During all her speeches , Greta Thunberg can be seen to put emotion and anger in all her words. All her speeches are direct and convey the intended message. On the other hand, being of a swedish nationality , her english is excellent with minimal accent and can be understood by all who listen to her.
Thirdly, Greta Thunberg is fearless, she speaks openly and without fear. In all her speeches , Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders for failing to act promptly on the looming danger of the deteriorating climatic conditions. Even so, her fearlessness has seen her amass both support and criticism from world leaders. She has famously been seen to gain the attention of Donald Trump, her biggest critic as seen in his numerous tweets.
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
Fourth, Greta Thunberg , is young. Having being born in 2003, she is a vibrant teenager who inspires other young environmentalist to act and not be limited by their ages.
Major Acts by Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg is committed to making the world change the trend and reduce the effects of climate change.
Greta is so committed that she gets around by using her boat. She argues that by using a boat to move around is to reduce the carbon emission by airplanes. Her “No fly” policy has seen her embrace other forms of transport that are environmentally friendly.
In future we need more young people to join in the fight against climate change.