Greta has met world leaders
Speaking to people is great to create change and encourage “power in numbers”. However, the power to truly change the way nations approach climate change lies in the hands of… well… the people in power. Greta has been able to speak with French president Emmanuel Macron, the European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, and UK politicians including Jeremy Corbyn.
Greta doesn’t think the UK is doing enough for the climate crisis
On the aforementioned visit to the UK (where she spoke with Jeremy Corbyn), Greta also commented on the fact that the United Kingdom’s response to climate change is “beyond absurd” and “irresponsible”.
She is Not the Only Kid on the Block
Even though Greta Thunberg gets a lot of media attention, there are thousands of other kids and teenagers that are fighting the negative effects of climate change. Native Americans in the United States have been advocates for fighting climate change for decades. Children in countries that are suffering from the real, current effects of climate change have also been vocal about their discontent online and within local governments.
Even though it seems like we have very few public spokespeople fighting climate change, the truth is that there are millions of people that care, and it’s time that we make “millions” into “billions”!