Activism works. See you on the streets!

Change is coming, whether you like it or not – Greta Thunberg

August 2018, Stockholm

Greta Thunberg’s activism as a climate activist begins in August 2018 with her lone strike Skolstrejk för klimatet (School Climate Strike) in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Not long after, the media was drawn to her and began to cover her strike in local and national news.

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Greta Thunberg leads a school strike outside of Riksdagen, the Swedish parliament building, in order to raise awareness for climate change on August 28, 2018., Michael Campanella—Getty Images
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Thunberg striking outside the Swedish parliament. [photo: Facebook/Greta Thunberg]

August 2019 – Thunberg sets sail from Britain for the United States to take part in a U.N. climate summit. Meanwhile, the total number of climate strikers reaches 3.6 million people across 169 countries

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Greta Thunberg on board the yacht. Credit: Greta Thunberg / Twitter

August 2019, New York – Thunberg arrives at New York Harbor in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing a nearly 14-day journey from England to take part in a U.N. climate summit.

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Greta Thunberg stands at the helm of the Malizia II as she approaches New York. image credit: Twitter

September, 2019, Washington – Thunberg takes her mission to U.S. President Donald Trump’s doorstep with a protest outside the White House. Thunberg is one of four students invited to a U.S. congressional hearing to provide the next generation’s views on climate change

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‘Listen to the Scientists,’ Greta Thunberg Says to Congress – Reuters

September 2019, George Washington University – In mid-September, Greta said one of her most inspirational speeches in the George Washington University – “Activism works. So, what I’m telling you to do now, is to act. Because no one is too small to make a difference. I’m urging all of you to take part in the global climate strikes on September 20th and September 27th. See you on the streets.”

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Greta Thunberg, George Washington University; Bild.De

September 20, 219, New York – Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday, September 20, to protest government and business inaction on climate change. It is likely to be one of the largest environmental protests in history.

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Sixteen year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks to a large crowd of demonstrators at the Global Climate Strike in lower Manhattan in New York, U.S., September 20, 2019. Lucas Jackson—Reuters

September, 2019, U.N. Summit – Thunberg delivers a blistering speech to leaders at the U.N. summit, accusing them of having “stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words”.

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg issues a stark warning on climate change at the United Nations on Sept. 23. Reuters
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Activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations in New York on Monday. Photograph; Stephanie Keith/Gett

November 2019 – The 16-year-old had planned to travel to Chile, but the country pulled out of hosting the COP25 climate meeting because of protests there. On Facebook, she announced: “So happy to say that I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid.”

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Greta Thunberg sails to Spain with YouTubers for climate conference; Euronews

… the story continues.

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