Greta Thunberg

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Full Name Greta Thunberg
Age 17 Years Old
Nick Name Greta Thunberg
Gender Female
Famous As Student
Birth Date January 3rd, 2003
Birth Place Stockholm, Sweden

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Greta Thunberg is a Swedish student who is credited with raising global awareness of the problems posed by climate change, and withholding politicians to account for their lack of action on what Thunberg calls the "climate crisis".

Greta Thunberg 'wants a concrete plan, not just nice words' to fight the climate crisis

Unprecedented pressure exerted by young activists will push world leaders to address the unfolding climate crisis, even with a recalcitrant US under Donald Trump. Thunberg, the teenager whose school climate strikes have ignited a global youth-led movement, said that her journey to New York on a solar-powered yacht was symbolic of the lengths young people will take to confront the climate crisis.

She said: “It’s insane that a 16-year-old has to cross the Atlantic in order to take a stand, but that’s how it is. It feels like we are at a breaking point. Leaders know that more eyes on them, much more pressure is on them, that they have to do something, they have to come up with some sort of solution. I want a concrete plan, not just nice words.”

Despite the adulation from the crowds, Thunberg said she didn’t relish being cast as the global figurehead of the climate movement. She said: “My role is to be one of many, many activists who are pushing for climate action. I don’t see myself as a leader, or icon or the face of a movement.”

Famous for 

  • Climate change activist
  • Time Magazine featured her as a next-generation leader

Early life of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg was born on 3 January 203 in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds Swedish nationality with white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Capricorn and was born to her father Svante Thunberg who is an actor and mother Malena Emman who is an opera singer along with her sister Beata Ernman Thunberg. She says she first heard about climate change in 2011 when she was 8 years old. She became depressed after knowing so little was being done for climate change and stopped talking, and was eventually diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. Furthermore, She stopped going to school but her father does not like her missing school but said: "We respect that she wants to make a stand. She can either sit at home and be really unhappy, or protest, and be happy". Also, she pursued her parents to give up eating meat, air traveling and going vegan to lower her family's carbon footprint.

Body Measurements of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg stands a normal height and weight although the exact information is yet to be disclosed. Additionally, she has a hazel blue eyes and light blonde hair which makes her look more beautiful.

Career of Greta Thunberg

  • After knowing that so little was bring done for climate change, Thunberg said she first got the idea of a climate strike after school shootings in the United States in February 2018.
  • In May 2018, Thunberg won a climate change essay competition held by Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
  • On 20 August 2018, Thunberg, who had just started ninth grade, decided to not attend school until the 2018 Swedish general election on 9 September.
  • After the general elections, Thunberg continued to strike only on Fridays, quickly gaining worldwide attention.
  • After October 2018, Thunberg's activism evolved from solitary protesting to taking part in demonstrations throughout Europe; making several high profile public speeches, and mobilizing her growing number of followers on social media platforms.
  • In February 2019, 224 academics signed an open letter of support stating they were inspired by the actions of Thunberg and the striking school children in making their voices heard.
  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also endorsed the school strikes initiated by Thunberg.
  • Thunberg participated in the Rise for Climate demonstration outside the European Parliament in Brussels. 
  • On 24 November 2018, she spoke at TEDxStockholm.She spoke about climate change existed and wondering why it was not headlining news on every channel, as if there was a world war going on.
  • Thunberg addressed the COP24 United Nations climate change summit on 4 December 2018, and also spoke before the plenary assembly on 12 December 2018.
  • On 23 January 2019, Thunberg arrived in Davos to continue her climate campaign at the World Economic Forum.
  • On 21 February 2019, she spoke at a conference of the European Economic and Social Committee and to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
  • On the weekend 29–31 March 2019, Thunberg visited Berlin. She spoke in front of some 25,000 people near the Brandenburg Gate on Friday, where she argued that "We live in a strange world where children must sacrifice their own education in order to protest against the destruction of their future. 
  • On the 29-31 March 2019, Thunberg received the 'Golden Camera' Special Award on Germany's annual film and television award show.
  • In 2019, Thunberg contributed a voiceover for a release of "The 1975", the theme song of an English band by the same name.

Additionally,

  • In November 2018, about three months into her school climate strike, Thunberg was nominated for the Children's Climate Prize.
  • Later that year, Thunberg was awarded the Fryshuset scholarship of the Young Role Model of the Year, and Time magazine named Thunberg one of the world's 25 most influential teenagers of 2018.
  • Thunberg was proclaimed the most important woman of the year in Sweden in 2019 on the occasion of International Women's Day.
  • On 31 March 2019, she received the German Goldene Kamera Special Climate Protection award.
  • On 13 March 2019, two deputies of the Swedish parliament and three deputies of the Norwegian parliament nominated Thunberg as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • In April 2019, Time magazine named Thunberg as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019.
  • On 7 June 2019, Amnesty International gave her their most prestigious award, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, for her leadership in the climate movement.
  • On 12 July 2019, she was awarded the Geddes Environment Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
  • Thunberg was one of fifteen women selected to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
  • In May 2019, Thunberg was featured on the cover of Time magazine where she was described as a role model, and one of the "next-generation leaders".

Personal life of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is an unmarried woman neither involved in any kind of relationship as she is currently focusing on her strike for climate change campaign.

Birthday of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg celebrates her birthday on the 3rd of June with her friends and family. Currently, she is 16 years old.

Net worth of Greta Thunberg

The net worth fo Greta Thunberg is under evaluation.