Her parents are impressive too
No single kid can do everything alone, and Greta has been extremely fortunate to have very supportive parents. Greta’s mother is Malena Ernman, and she is one of Sweden’s most famous opera singers. Her father, Svante Thunberg, is an actor and author. Both of them have been instrumental in helping Greta fight for a cause that she is deeply passionate about.
Greta wants as all to panic
Panic can lead to pain and hatred, but it’s also a great motivator that people can use to their advantage. Greta wants people to panic. Greta wants people to truly understand how devastating the effects of climate change are going to be (and already are). She wants people to be more than just “aware”. Climate change has gone past the “awareness” stage decades ago. Now it’s time to panic and fight for change as soon as possible!
In a column for the Guardian Greta wrote, “Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.” But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”
It’s time to act!
Greta spoke at the People’s Climate march rally in Sweden
Even though Greta has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, OCD and selective mutism, she still worked hard to address thousands of activists all over the world in perfect English. And this includes speaking publicly in climate change rallies in Sweden.