Climate change is a huge problem. It’s going to become an even bigger (and more noticeable) problem in the coming years. At this point, the fact that things are going to hit the fan is out of the question. All we can do now is to control how much of it will hit the fan and how dire the consequences are going to be.
Needless to say, a lot of people are very angry about it. Especially the younger generation, which is going to be around for long enough to really feel the effects climate change is going to have on their lives. One of these people, and one of the most noticeable activists in the “youth” category, is Greta Thunberg.
Here are 9 facts about Greta Thunberg.
Greta is 16 years old
Greta has managed to accomplish so much in the sphere of talking about climate change, and yet you might be shocked to find out that she’s just 16 years old. That’s right, she’s still in high-school and already she’s spoken to leaders of world governments and addressed them directly on the floor of the United Nations. This is proof that you don’t have to be a certain age or weird a specific minimum amount of power to be heard. Small steps can take you a long way.
Greta started the first ever climate change school strike in August 2018
The educational system is tailored towards making kids into good rule-followers and employees for the corporations that are causing damage to the environment. So, if you want to strike where it hurts — take all the kids out of school for a day. That’s exactly what Greta did in August of 2018. She started a climate change school strike in which she and students from schools all over the country (and world) joined in to show that they are well informed about the problems of climate change and they are furious that the older generations, the ones in power, aren’t doing anything about it.
Greta has experienced periods of depression
It’s important to note that fighting for change in the world is a difficult task. It’s also important to understand that dealing with a problem as big as climate change is going to cause problems. And, for Greta Thunberg, these difficulties have been compounded by the fact that she has gone through periods of depression. Nevertheless, she persisted in her fight for concrete steps towards alleviating the negative consequences of climate change.