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  1. 1. Greta Thunberg The Story of a 16 Year old Swedish teenager, who became the face of Climate Change Activism…
  2. 2. ‘I promised myself I was going to do everything I could to make a difference’- Greta
  3. 3. Greta Thunberg • Greta Thunberg a Swedish teenager who skipped school and inspired an international movement to fight climate change.
  4. 4. Greta Thunberg • Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. • Thunberg is known for her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address the climate crisis.
  5. 5. Greta Thunberg
  6. 6. Greta Thunberg • Thunberg's activism started after convincing her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint.
  7. 7. Greta Thunberg • On Friday 15 March 2019 1.6 million people hit the streets in support of the school strikes for climate change movement. • It was the biggest day of global climate action we’ve ever seen. • But it started out as just one person taking a stand against the inaction of politicians in the face of global warming by refusing to attend school. • That one person was Greta Thunberg.
  8. 8. School Strikes For Climate Change Movement.
  9. 9. Early life • Greta Thunberg was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, in Sweden. Greta's mother, Malena Ernman, is an opera singer and former Eurovision Song Contest participant. • Her father Svante Thunberg, is an actor, and is a descendant of Svante Arrhenius, a scientist who came up with a model of the greenhouse effect. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903.
  10. 10. Greta Thunberg Parents
  11. 11. Early life • The elder of two girls, she says she learned about climate change when she was eight, but that her parents were not climate activists. • Greta has Asperger's syndrome, a developmental disorder, and has described it as a gift and said being different is a "superpower".
  12. 12. Greta’s Superpower
  13. 13. Greta’s Superpower
  14. 14. Early life • Although neither of her parents have a background in environmentalism, she does have an ancestral connection to climate science.
  15. 15. Early life • Interestingly enough, Greta’s father is a distant relative of scientist Svante Arrhenius, who essentially discovered global warming. • Arrhenius was the first person to investigate the effect that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had on the earth’s surface temperature, and found that it caused warming.
  16. 16. Scientist Svante Arrhenius
  17. 17. Early life • This became the basis of the first models of the greenhouse effect, and led scientist David Keeling to demonstrate in the 1960s that carbon emissions from human activity were enough to cause global warming.
  18. 18. Arrhenius was the first person to investigate the effect that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  19. 19. Early life • Greta herself first learnt about global warming at the age of 8, when she her class was shown documentaries about climate change at school. • At school she was always the one to be sat quietly at the back of the classroom, but she remembers being more affected than the other students.
  20. 20. Greta herself first learnt about global warming at the age of 8
  21. 21. Early life • “My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things. • I couldn’t do that. • Those pictures were stuck in my head.” - Greta
  22. 22. “My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things. I couldn’t do that. Those pictures were stuck in my head.”
  23. 23. Mental Health • Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was eight years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. • The situation made her depressed. • She stopped talking and eating, and lost ten kilograms (22 lb) in two months.
  24. 24. Depressed' Greta Thunberg had 'stopped talking and eating'
  25. 25. Mental Health • Eventually, she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. • In one of her first speeches demanding climate action, Thunberg described the selective mutism aspect of her condition as meaning she "only speaks when necessary"
  26. 26. Asperger Syndrome
  27. 27. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  28. 28. Selective Mutism
  29. 29. Mental Health • Greta struggled with depression for three or four years before she began her school strike. When she started protesting, her parents did not support her activism. • Her father said he 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".
  30. 30. Greta struggled with depression for three or four years before she began her school strike
  31. 31. Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Was Battling Depression
  32. 32. Mental Health • Her Asperger diagnosis was made public nationwide in Sweden by her mother in May 2015, in order to help other families in a similar situation. • While acknowledging that her diagnosis "has limited me before", Thunberg does not view her Asperger's as an illness, and has instead called it her "superpower"
  33. 33. Asperger syndrome is Greta Thunberg's 'superpower'
  34. 34. Mental Health • She puts this down to having aspergers and selective mutism, both illnesses which can cause anxiety and over thinking.
  35. 35. Mental Health • Most of us, like Greta’s classmates, can compartmentalise knowledge effectively. We learn of the atrocities of the animal agriculture industry, but we still go home and eat our usual dinner of chicken that evening. • We learn that plastic pollution is clogging our oceans and destroying marine life, but we continue to buy bottled water. We learn that we are heading into a climate emergency, but we still opt to drive ourselves to work in the morning. • For Greta it was different. • After learning about global warming she couldn’t simply go back to normal, continue with her studies, and think about something else. It profoundly affected her.
  36. 36. After learning about global warming she couldn’t simply go back to normal, continue with her studies, and think about something else. It profoundly affected her.
  37. 37. Mental Health • It affected her so much, that three years later, at the age of 11, Greta experienced a period of depression. • Climate change wasn’t the sole reason for this depression, but it definitely played a part.
  38. 38. After learning about global warming she couldn’t simply go back to normal, continue with her studies, and think about something else. It profoundly affected her.
  39. 39. Mental Health • “I kept thinking about it climate change and I just wondered if I am going to have a future.”
  40. 40. Mental Health • She was so deep in her depression that she stopped attending school. Naturally, her parents were incredibly concerned. • When they spoke to her about the depression, Greta opened up to them about her climate crisis worries. • She gained a sense of release from talking about it.
  41. 41. When they spoke to her about the depression, Greta opened up to them about her climate crisis worries
  42. 42. When they spoke to her about the depression, Greta opened up to them about her climate crisis worries
  43. 43. Greta Thunberg • But more than that, she also saw her parents start to understand her concerns too. • Greta had been eating a vegan diet for a while, but now her parents stopped eating meat too. • Her mother’s career as an opera singer meant flying regularly across the world, but she stopped flying and chose instead to perform only in Stockholm.
  44. 44. Greta had been eating a vegan diet for a while, but now her parents stopped eating meat too
  45. 45. Her mother’s career as an opera singer meant flying regularly across the world, but she stopped flying and chose instead to perform only in Stockholm
  46. 46. Greta Thunberg • Greta realised that by talking about her worries, she could influence others make a difference. • This marked the beginnings of the movement that she has created. • Out of her struggle with depression came the spark of activism.
  47. 47. Greta realised that by talking about her worries, she could influence others make a difference
  48. 48. Greta Thunberg • “That’s when I kind of realised I could make a difference. And how I got out of that depression was that I thought: it is just a waste of time feeling this way because I can do so much good with my life.”
  49. 49. Greta Thunberg
  50. 50. Greta Thunberg • She made a promise to herself to ‘do everything I could to make a difference.’ And she stuck to that promise.
  51. 51. Greta Thunberg Campaign • In May 2018, aged 15, Greta won a climate change essay competition in a local newspaper. • Three months later, in August, she started protesting in front of the Swedish parliament building, vowing to continue until the Swedish government met the carbon emissions target agreed by world leaders in Paris, in 2015.
  52. 52. Greta Won A Climate Change Essay Competition
  53. 53. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She was announced as one of the winners of the competition, for her essay entitled ‘We know and we can do something now’. • Her essay was published in the newspaper, and this brought Greta her first publicity.
  54. 54. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She held a sign that read "School Strike for Climate" and began regularly missing lessons to go on strike on Fridays, urging students around the world to join her. • Her protests went viral on social media and as support for her cause grew, other strikes started around the world, spreading with the hash tag #FridaysForFuture.
  55. 55. “School Strike for Climate”
  56. 56. Greta Thunberg Campaign • On August 20th 2018 Greta conducted her first school strike. • She did not go to school that day, and instead sat down outside the Swedish Parliament. • She had with her a piece of wood, which she had painted with the now-famous words ‘Skolstrejk for Klimatet’ (School Strike for Climate).
  57. 57. ‘Skolstrejk for Klimatet’
  58. 58. Greta Thunberg Campaign • By December 2018, more than 20,000 students around the world had joined her in countries including Australia, the UK, Belgium, the US and Japan. • She joined strikes around Europe, choosing to travel by train to limit her impact on the environment.
  59. 59. More Than 20,000 Students Around The World Had Joined Her
  60. 60. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She also took flyers in which she had written a list of facts about global warming and climate change. • She stayed there for the full length of the school day, from 8.30am to 3pm. • During the day she was posting photos on Twitter and Instagram, and she started to gain traction a couple of journalists and newspapers even came to see her outside parliament that day.
  61. 61. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  62. 62. Greta Thunberg Campaign • By this point, people had started to know her name. • Her mother had shared her story on her personal social media, where she had several thousand followers as a famous opera singer. Her story had also been picked up by various news outlets, and was being shared widely on social media.
  63. 63. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  64. 64. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Greta was asked to make a speech at a People’s Climate March rally, which would be in front of thousands of people. She asked her parents if she could do it, but they were reluctant. • Her selective mutism meant that she was sometimes unable to speak in certain situations, and her parents felt that she might struggle to speak out at such a public event. • They tried to talk her out of the speech. But Greta was determined that she needed to speak out about the climate crisis, and that her selective mutism wouldn’t prevent that.
  65. 65. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  66. 66. Greta Thunberg Campaign • In her TED talk she said of the disorder: • “Basically it means I only speak when I think it’s necessary. Now is one of those moments.”
  67. 67. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She delivered the speech brilliantly, in fluent English. • Many of the crowd filmed her, and the videos spread through social media. • Now, she speaks regularly in front of crowds, politicians, and journalists.
  68. 68. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  69. 69. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Her school strikes started to go global, with children across the world joining in to make their stand against climate change. • On Friday 15 March 2019 a global school strike was called. 1.6 million people took part in the strike globally, from 2,233 cities in 128 countries.
  70. 70. On Friday 15 March 2019 a global school strike was called. 1.6 million people took part in the strike globally
  71. 71. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Greta Thunberg Achievements • The teenager took the whole of 2019 off school to continue campaigning, to attend key climate conferences, and to join student protests around the world. • In September 2019, she travelled to New York to address a UN climate conference. Greta refuses to fly because of its environmental impact, so she made her way there on a racing yacht, in a journey that lasted two weeks.
  72. 72. In September 2019, she travelled to New York to address a UN climate conference
  73. 73. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Greta Thunberg Achievements • When she arrived, millions of people around the world took part in a climate strike, underlining the scale of her influence. • Addressing the conference, she blasted politicians for relying on young people for answers to climate change. • She said: "How dare you? I shouldn't be up here. • I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?" • She was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
  74. 74. Addressing the conference, she blasted politicians for relying on young people for answers to climate change. She said: "How dare you? I shouldn't be up here
  75. 75. • What does she want? • Greta says big governments and businesses around the world are not moving quickly enough to cut carbon emissions and has attacked world leaders for failing young people. • Initially, her protests focused on the Swedish government's climate targets, and she urged students around the world to make similar demands in their own countries. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  76. 76. Greta says big governments and businesses around the world are not moving quickly enough to cut carbon emissions
  77. 77. Greta Thunberg Campaign • What does she want? • But as her fame has grown, she has called for governments around the world to do more to cut global emissions. • She has spoken at international meetings, including the UN's 2019 climate change gathering in New York, and this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. • At the forum, she called for banks, firms and governments to stop investing and subsidising fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and gas. "Instead, they should invest their money in existing sustainable technologies, research and in restoring nature," she said.
  78. 78. Greta has called for governments around the world to do more to cut global emissions
  79. 79. Greta Thunberg Campaign • What do people say about her? Millions of students around the world have been inspired by her strikes, and Greta has received support from climate activists, scientists, world leaders and the Pope, who told her to "continue" her work. • Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough told her she had achieved things many others have failed to do, adding: • "you have aroused the world. I'm very grateful to you."
  80. 80. "you have aroused the world. I'm very grateful to you." -Sir David Attenborough to Greta
  81. 81. Activism at Home • For about two years, Thunberg challenged her parents to lower the family's carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment by becoming vegan, up- cycling, and giving up flying. • She has said she tried showing them graphs and data, but when that did not work, she warned her family that they were stealing her future.
  82. 82. Activism at Home
  83. 83. Activism at Home • Giving up flying in part meant her mother had to give up her international career as an opera singer. • Thunberg credits her parents' eventual response and lifestyle changes with giving her hope and belief that she could make a difference. • The family story is recounted in the 2018 book Scenes from the Heart.
  84. 84. Scenes from the Heart.
  85. 85. Activism • School Strike For Climate • In August 2018, Thunberg began the school climate strikes and public speeches for which she has become an internationally recognised climate activist. • In May 2018, Thunberg won a climate change essay competition held by Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. In part, she wrote "I want to feel safe. How can I feel safe when I know we are in the greatest crisis in human history?”
  86. 86. School Strike For Climate
  87. 87. Activism • On 20 August 2018, Thunberg, who had just started ninth grade, decided not to attend school until the 2018 Swedish general election on 9 September; • Her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, and she protested by sitting outside the Riksdag every day for three weeks during school hours with the sign Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate).
  88. 88. Skolstrejk för Klimatet
  89. 89. Activism • Thunberg said her teachers were divided in their views about her missing class to make her point. • She says: "As people they think what I am doing is good, but as teachers they say I should stop."
  90. 90. Thunberg said her teachers were divided in their views about her missing class to make her point
  91. 91. Activism • Social Media Activism • Thunberg posted a photo of her first strike day on Instagram and Twitter, with other social media accounts quickly taking up her cause. High-profile youth activists amplified her Instagram post, and on the second day she was joined by other activists. • A representative of the Finnish bank Nordea quoted one of Thunberg's tweets to more than 200,000 followers. Thunberg's social media profile attracted local reporters whose stories earned international coverage in little more than a week
  92. 92. Activism
  93. 93. Her Position on climate change • Thunberg believes that humanity is facing an existential crisis because of global warming and holds the current generation of adults responsible for creating the problem. • She uses graphic analogies (such as "our house is on fire") to highlight her concerns and often speaks bluntly to business and political leaders about their failure to take concerted action.
  94. 94. Her Position on climate change
  95. 95. Her Position On Climate Change • Thunberg has pointed out that climate change will have a disproportionate effect on young people whose futures will be profoundly affected. • She argued that her generation may not have a future any more, because "that future was sold so that a small number of people could make unimaginable amounts of money"
  96. 96. Her Position On Climate Change
  97. 97. Public Response And Impact • Thunberg has received both strong support and strong criticism for her work from politicians and the press. • International reception • In February 2019, 224 academics signed an open letter of support stating they were inspired by Thunberg's actions and the striking school children in making their voices heard.
  98. 98. Public Response And Impact
  99. 99. Public Response And Impact • Politicians • Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, and Bernie Sanders expressed support after her speech at the September 2019 action summit in New York. • German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that young activists like Thunberg had driven her government to act faster on climate change
  100. 100. Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, expressed support after her speech
  101. 101. "The Greta Effect" • Thunberg has inspired a number of her school- aged peers in what has been described as "The Greta Effect". • In response to her outspoken stance, various politicians have also acknowledged the need to focus on climate change.
  102. 102. "The Greta Effect"
  103. 103. Flight Shame Campaign • Thunberg has spearheaded the anti-flying movement, promoting train travel over flying on environmental grounds. • The buzzword associated with this movement is flygskam or 'flight shame'. It is a phenomenon in which people feel social pressure not to fly because of the rising greenhouse gas emissions of the airline industry. • It was originally championed by Swedish Olympic athlete Bjorn Ferry, but has gained significant momentum after Thunberg’s refusal to fly on environmental grounds.
  104. 104. Flight Shame Campaign
  105. 105. Flight Shame Campaign • Thunberg backed the campaign to fly less, and made it part of her 2019 "awareness tour" in Europe. • Sweden has reported a 4% drop in domestic air travel for 2019 and an increase in rail use. • In June 2019, Swedish Railways (SJ) reported that the number of Swedes taking the train for domestic journeys had risen by 8% from the previous year, reflecting growing public concern about the impact of flying on CO 2 emissions
  106. 106. Flight Shame Campaign
  107. 107. Greta Thunberg • Greta Thunberg has been depicted in popular culture and art. • Greta and the Giants, a book by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books was inspired by the life of Thunberg. • American painter Elizabeth Peyton chose her 2019 portrait Greta Thunberg as the leading image of one of her shows.
  108. 108. Greta and the Giants, a book by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico
  109. 109. American painter Elizabeth Peyton chose her 2019 portrait Greta Thunberg
  110. 110. Greta Thunberg • Thunberg was featured on the Time magazine cover in May 2019 issue, where she was described as a role model and one of the "next generation leaders". • She and fifteen others were featured on the cover of the fashion magazine Vogue created by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in September 2019.
  111. 111. Thunberg was featured on the Time magazine cover
  112. 112. Greta Effect • Her sudden rise to world fame has made her both a leader and a target for critics. • Her influence on the world stage has been described by The Guardian and other newspapers as the “Greta effect”.
  113. 113. “Greta effect”
  114. 114. Greta Effect • Greta’s charm lies in how relatable her story is. She’s a quiet, socially awkward girl, seen as different. • And yet these attributes, caused by her aspergers, are what gave her the determination to do something about the climate emergency which she could see unfolding, and which she didn’t see anyone else acting against.
  115. 115. Greta Effect • “It makes me see the world differently. I see through lies more easily. I don’t like compromising… To be different is not a weakness. It’s a strength in many ways, because you stand out from the crowd.”
  116. 116. Greta Effect
  117. 117. Honours And Awards • Thunberg has received various honours and awards over the course of her activism. • Before the start of her school strike in May 2018, she was one of the winners of a climate change essay competition by Svenska Dagbladet (The Swedish Daily News) for young people. Thunberg has refused to attend ceremonies or accept prizes if it requires her to fly, such as for the International Children's Peace Prize. • She has received prizes from various NGOs, but also from scientific institutions that lauded her success in raising awareness.
  118. 118. Thunberg has received various honours and awards over the course of her activism
  119. 119. Honours And Awards • TIME'S 25 most influential teens of 2018, December 2018, an annual list compiled by Time magazine of the most influential teenagers in the world that year. • Fryshuset scholarship, 2018, for Young Role Model of the Year. • Nobel Peace Prize nomination, 2019, by three deputies of the Norwegian parliament. Again in 2020 by two Swedish lawmakers.
  120. 120. TIME'S 25 most influential teens of 2018
  121. 121. Fryshuset scholarship, 2018, for Young Role Model of the Year
  122. 122. Nobel Peace Prize nomination, 2019
  123. 123. Honours And Awards • Swedish Woman of the Year (Arets Svenska Kvinna), March 2019, awarded by the Swedish Women's Educational Association to "a Swedish woman who, through her accomplishments, has represented and brought attention to the Sweden of today in the greater world". • Rachel Carson Prize, March 2019, awarded to a woman who has distinguished herself in outstanding work for the environment in Norway or internationally.
  124. 124. Swedish Woman of the Year, March 2019
  125. 125. Rachel Carson Prize, March 2019
  126. 126. Honours And Awards • Goldene Kamera film and television awards, March 2019, special Climate Action Award. Thunberg dedicated the prize to the activists protesting against the destruction of the Hambach Forest, which is threatened by lignite mining. • Fritt Ord Award, April 2019, shared with Natur og Ungdom, which "celebrates freedom of speech". Thunberg donated her share of the prize money to a lawsuit seeking to halt Norwegian oil exploration in the Arctic.
  127. 127. Goldene Kamera film and television awards, March 2019
  128. 128. Honours And Awards • TIME 100, April 2019, by Time magazine, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for that year. • Laudato si' Prize, April 2019, awarded under the second encyclical of Pope Francis, "on care for our common home". • Doctor honoris causa (honorary doctorate), May 2019, conferred by the Belgian, University of Mons for "contribution to raising awareness on sustainable development." • Ambassador of Conscience Award, June 2019, Amnesty International's most prestigious award, for her leadership in the climate movement, shared with Fridays for Future.
  129. 129. Time magazine, 100 most influential people in the world for that year
  130. 130. Honours And Awards • The Geddes Environment Medal, July 2019, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, for "an outstanding practical, research or communications contribution to conservation and protection of the natural environment and the development of sustainability". • Right Livelihood Award, September 2019, from the Right Livelihood Foundation and known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize, one of four 2019 winners, "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts".
  131. 131. The Geddes Environment Medal, July 2019
  132. 132. Honours And Awards • Keys to the City of Montréal, September 2019, by Mayor of Montréal Valérie Plante. • Nelloptodes gretae, October 2019, a newly identified species of beetle is named for Greta Thunberg in an academic paper by entomologist Michael Darby for her outstanding contribution in raising awareness of environmental issues and because the beetle's antennae bear a passing resemblance to Greta's pigtails. • International Children's Peace Prize, October 2019, shared with 14-year-old Divina Maloum from Cameroon, awarded by the KidsRights Foundation.
  133. 133. International Children's Peace Prize, October 2019
  134. 134. Honours And Awards • Maphiyata echiyatan hin win (Woman Who Came from the Heavens), Lakota tribal name conferred, October 2019, at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, following support for the Dakota Access pipeline opposition, after being invited by Tokata Iron Eyes, a 16 year old Lakota climate activist. • Nordic Council Environment Prize, October 2019. • Thunberg declined to accept the award or the prize money of US$52,000 stating that Nordic countries were not doing enough to cut emissions.
  135. 135. Maphiyata echiyatan hin win (Woman Who Came from the Heavens)
  136. 136. Honours And Awards • Time Person of the Year, December 2019, by Time magazine, the first recipient born in the 21st century and the youngest ever. • For succeeding in "creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change." And: "For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads.”
  137. 137. Honours And Awards • Glamour Woman of the Year Award 2019, 12 November 2019, by Glamour magazine. Accepted by Jane Fonda, quoting Greta as saying "If a Swedish, teenage, science nerd who has shop stop, refuses to fly and has never worn makeup or been to a hairdresser can be chosen a Woman of the Year by one of the biggest fashion magazines in the world then I think almost nothing is impossible". • Nature's 10, 2019, December 2019, an annual list of ten "people who mattered" in science, produced by the scientific journal Nature, specifically, for being a "climate catalyst: A Swedish teenager who brought climate science to the fore as she channelled her generation’s rage." • Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women, 2019
  138. 138. Glamour Woman of the Year Award 2019
  139. 139. Nature's 10, 2019, an annual list of ten "people who mattered"
  140. 140. Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women, 2019
  141. 141. Books No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – May 2019 by Greta Thunberg
  142. 142. Books Greta and the Giants: inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world by Zoe Tucker
  143. 143. Books GRETA'S STORY: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet by Valentina Camerini
  144. 144. Books Our House is On Fire by Malena and Beata Ernman, Svante and Greta Thunberg An insight into the painful family dynamics that led to the rise and rise of Greta Thunberg
  145. 145. Ted Talk • School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | • https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_school_strike_for_climate_save _the_world_by_changing_the_rules?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medi um=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  146. 146. Ted Talk • Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right • https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case _to_act_right_now_on_climate_change?utm_campaign=tedspr ead&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  147. 147. Documentaries • Make the World Greta Again • (Full Documentary) - Time's 2019 Person of the Year • https://youtu.be/oCVQdr9QFwY
  148. 148. Documentaries • Greta Thunberg and "Fridays for Future" – a growing student movement | • https://youtu.be/7YrTjyBDzlU
  149. 149. References • Greta Thunberg • Swedish activist • https://www.britannica.com/biography/Greta-Thunberg • Greta Thunberg • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg • Greta Thunberg: What does the teenage climate change activist want? • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49918719 • How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate-change activism • https://www.businessinsider.in/science/how-16-year-old-greta-thunberg- became-the-face-of-climate-change-activism/articleshow/71219009.cms • Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg • https://time.com/person-of-the-year-2019-greta-thunberg/ • Who Is Greta Thunberg? • https://www.sciencealert.com/greta-thunberg
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The Story of a 16 Year old Swedish teenager, who became the face of Climate Change Activism…

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  1. 1. Greta Thunberg The Story of a 16 Year old Swedish teenager, who became the face of Climate Change Activism…
  2. 2. ‘I promised myself I was going to do everything I could to make a difference’- Greta
  3. 3. Greta Thunberg • Greta Thunberg a Swedish teenager who skipped school and inspired an international movement to fight climate change.
  4. 4. Greta Thunberg • Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. • Thunberg is known for her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address the climate crisis.
  5. 5. Greta Thunberg
  6. 6. Greta Thunberg • Thunberg's activism started after convincing her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint.
  7. 7. Greta Thunberg • On Friday 15 March 2019 1.6 million people hit the streets in support of the school strikes for climate change movement. • It was the biggest day of global climate action we’ve ever seen. • But it started out as just one person taking a stand against the inaction of politicians in the face of global warming by refusing to attend school. • That one person was Greta Thunberg.
  8. 8. School Strikes For Climate Change Movement.
  9. 9. Early life • Greta Thunberg was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, in Sweden. Greta's mother, Malena Ernman, is an opera singer and former Eurovision Song Contest participant. • Her father Svante Thunberg, is an actor, and is a descendant of Svante Arrhenius, a scientist who came up with a model of the greenhouse effect. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903.
  10. 10. Greta Thunberg Parents
  11. 11. Early life • The elder of two girls, she says she learned about climate change when she was eight, but that her parents were not climate activists. • Greta has Asperger's syndrome, a developmental disorder, and has described it as a gift and said being different is a "superpower".
  12. 12. Greta’s Superpower
  13. 13. Greta’s Superpower
  14. 14. Early life • Although neither of her parents have a background in environmentalism, she does have an ancestral connection to climate science.
  15. 15. Early life • Interestingly enough, Greta’s father is a distant relative of scientist Svante Arrhenius, who essentially discovered global warming. • Arrhenius was the first person to investigate the effect that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had on the earth’s surface temperature, and found that it caused warming.
  16. 16. Scientist Svante Arrhenius
  17. 17. Early life • This became the basis of the first models of the greenhouse effect, and led scientist David Keeling to demonstrate in the 1960s that carbon emissions from human activity were enough to cause global warming.
  18. 18. Arrhenius was the first person to investigate the effect that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  19. 19. Early life • Greta herself first learnt about global warming at the age of 8, when she her class was shown documentaries about climate change at school. • At school she was always the one to be sat quietly at the back of the classroom, but she remembers being more affected than the other students.
  20. 20. Greta herself first learnt about global warming at the age of 8
  21. 21. Early life • “My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things. • I couldn’t do that. • Those pictures were stuck in my head.” - Greta
  22. 22. “My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things. I couldn’t do that. Those pictures were stuck in my head.”
  23. 23. Mental Health • Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was eight years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. • The situation made her depressed. • She stopped talking and eating, and lost ten kilograms (22 lb) in two months.
  24. 24. Depressed' Greta Thunberg had 'stopped talking and eating'
  25. 25. Mental Health • Eventually, she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. • In one of her first speeches demanding climate action, Thunberg described the selective mutism aspect of her condition as meaning she "only speaks when necessary"
  26. 26. Asperger Syndrome
  27. 27. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  28. 28. Selective Mutism
  29. 29. Mental Health • Greta struggled with depression for three or four years before she began her school strike. When she started protesting, her parents did not support her activism. • Her father said he 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".
  30. 30. Greta struggled with depression for three or four years before she began her school strike
  31. 31. Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Was Battling Depression
  32. 32. Mental Health • Her Asperger diagnosis was made public nationwide in Sweden by her mother in May 2015, in order to help other families in a similar situation. • While acknowledging that her diagnosis "has limited me before", Thunberg does not view her Asperger's as an illness, and has instead called it her "superpower"
  33. 33. Asperger syndrome is Greta Thunberg's 'superpower'
  34. 34. Mental Health • She puts this down to having aspergers and selective mutism, both illnesses which can cause anxiety and over thinking.
  35. 35. Mental Health • Most of us, like Greta’s classmates, can compartmentalise knowledge effectively. We learn of the atrocities of the animal agriculture industry, but we still go home and eat our usual dinner of chicken that evening. • We learn that plastic pollution is clogging our oceans and destroying marine life, but we continue to buy bottled water. We learn that we are heading into a climate emergency, but we still opt to drive ourselves to work in the morning. • For Greta it was different. • After learning about global warming she couldn’t simply go back to normal, continue with her studies, and think about something else. It profoundly affected her.
  36. 36. After learning about global warming she couldn’t simply go back to normal, continue with her studies, and think about something else. It profoundly affected her.
  37. 37. Mental Health • It affected her so much, that three years later, at the age of 11, Greta experienced a period of depression. • Climate change wasn’t the sole reason for this depression, but it definitely played a part.
  38. 38. After learning about global warming she couldn’t simply go back to normal, continue with her studies, and think about something else. It profoundly affected her.
  39. 39. Mental Health • “I kept thinking about it climate change and I just wondered if I am going to have a future.”
  40. 40. Mental Health • She was so deep in her depression that she stopped attending school. Naturally, her parents were incredibly concerned. • When they spoke to her about the depression, Greta opened up to them about her climate crisis worries. • She gained a sense of release from talking about it.
  41. 41. When they spoke to her about the depression, Greta opened up to them about her climate crisis worries
  42. 42. When they spoke to her about the depression, Greta opened up to them about her climate crisis worries
  43. 43. Greta Thunberg • But more than that, she also saw her parents start to understand her concerns too. • Greta had been eating a vegan diet for a while, but now her parents stopped eating meat too. • Her mother’s career as an opera singer meant flying regularly across the world, but she stopped flying and chose instead to perform only in Stockholm.
  44. 44. Greta had been eating a vegan diet for a while, but now her parents stopped eating meat too
  45. 45. Her mother’s career as an opera singer meant flying regularly across the world, but she stopped flying and chose instead to perform only in Stockholm
  46. 46. Greta Thunberg • Greta realised that by talking about her worries, she could influence others make a difference. • This marked the beginnings of the movement that she has created. • Out of her struggle with depression came the spark of activism.
  47. 47. Greta realised that by talking about her worries, she could influence others make a difference
  48. 48. Greta Thunberg • “That’s when I kind of realised I could make a difference. And how I got out of that depression was that I thought: it is just a waste of time feeling this way because I can do so much good with my life.”
  49. 49. Greta Thunberg
  50. 50. Greta Thunberg • She made a promise to herself to ‘do everything I could to make a difference.’ And she stuck to that promise.
  51. 51. Greta Thunberg Campaign • In May 2018, aged 15, Greta won a climate change essay competition in a local newspaper. • Three months later, in August, she started protesting in front of the Swedish parliament building, vowing to continue until the Swedish government met the carbon emissions target agreed by world leaders in Paris, in 2015.
  52. 52. Greta Won A Climate Change Essay Competition
  53. 53. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She was announced as one of the winners of the competition, for her essay entitled ‘We know and we can do something now’. • Her essay was published in the newspaper, and this brought Greta her first publicity.
  54. 54. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She held a sign that read "School Strike for Climate" and began regularly missing lessons to go on strike on Fridays, urging students around the world to join her. • Her protests went viral on social media and as support for her cause grew, other strikes started around the world, spreading with the hash tag #FridaysForFuture.
  55. 55. “School Strike for Climate”
  56. 56. Greta Thunberg Campaign • On August 20th 2018 Greta conducted her first school strike. • She did not go to school that day, and instead sat down outside the Swedish Parliament. • She had with her a piece of wood, which she had painted with the now-famous words ‘Skolstrejk for Klimatet’ (School Strike for Climate).
  57. 57. ‘Skolstrejk for Klimatet’
  58. 58. Greta Thunberg Campaign • By December 2018, more than 20,000 students around the world had joined her in countries including Australia, the UK, Belgium, the US and Japan. • She joined strikes around Europe, choosing to travel by train to limit her impact on the environment.
  59. 59. More Than 20,000 Students Around The World Had Joined Her
  60. 60. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She also took flyers in which she had written a list of facts about global warming and climate change. • She stayed there for the full length of the school day, from 8.30am to 3pm. • During the day she was posting photos on Twitter and Instagram, and she started to gain traction a couple of journalists and newspapers even came to see her outside parliament that day.
  61. 61. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  62. 62. Greta Thunberg Campaign • By this point, people had started to know her name. • Her mother had shared her story on her personal social media, where she had several thousand followers as a famous opera singer. Her story had also been picked up by various news outlets, and was being shared widely on social media.
  63. 63. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  64. 64. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Greta was asked to make a speech at a People’s Climate March rally, which would be in front of thousands of people. She asked her parents if she could do it, but they were reluctant. • Her selective mutism meant that she was sometimes unable to speak in certain situations, and her parents felt that she might struggle to speak out at such a public event. • They tried to talk her out of the speech. But Greta was determined that she needed to speak out about the climate crisis, and that her selective mutism wouldn’t prevent that.
  65. 65. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  66. 66. Greta Thunberg Campaign • In her TED talk she said of the disorder: • “Basically it means I only speak when I think it’s necessary. Now is one of those moments.”
  67. 67. Greta Thunberg Campaign • She delivered the speech brilliantly, in fluent English. • Many of the crowd filmed her, and the videos spread through social media. • Now, she speaks regularly in front of crowds, politicians, and journalists.
  68. 68. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  69. 69. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Her school strikes started to go global, with children across the world joining in to make their stand against climate change. • On Friday 15 March 2019 a global school strike was called. 1.6 million people took part in the strike globally, from 2,233 cities in 128 countries.
  70. 70. On Friday 15 March 2019 a global school strike was called. 1.6 million people took part in the strike globally
  71. 71. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Greta Thunberg Achievements • The teenager took the whole of 2019 off school to continue campaigning, to attend key climate conferences, and to join student protests around the world. • In September 2019, she travelled to New York to address a UN climate conference. Greta refuses to fly because of its environmental impact, so she made her way there on a racing yacht, in a journey that lasted two weeks.
  72. 72. In September 2019, she travelled to New York to address a UN climate conference
  73. 73. Greta Thunberg Campaign • Greta Thunberg Achievements • When she arrived, millions of people around the world took part in a climate strike, underlining the scale of her influence. • Addressing the conference, she blasted politicians for relying on young people for answers to climate change. • She said: "How dare you? I shouldn't be up here. • I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?" • She was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
  74. 74. Addressing the conference, she blasted politicians for relying on young people for answers to climate change. She said: "How dare you? I shouldn't be up here
  75. 75. • What does she want? • Greta says big governments and businesses around the world are not moving quickly enough to cut carbon emissions and has attacked world leaders for failing young people. • Initially, her protests focused on the Swedish government's climate targets, and she urged students around the world to make similar demands in their own countries. Greta Thunberg Campaign
  76. 76. Greta says big governments and businesses around the world are not moving quickly enough to cut carbon emissions
  77. 77. Greta Thunberg Campaign • What does she want? • But as her fame has grown, she has called for governments around the world to do more to cut global emissions. • She has spoken at international meetings, including the UN's 2019 climate change gathering in New York, and this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. • At the forum, she called for banks, firms and governments to stop investing and subsidising fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and gas. "Instead, they should invest their money in existing sustainable technologies, research and in restoring nature," she said.
  78. 78. Greta has called for governments around the world to do more to cut global emissions
  79. 79. Greta Thunberg Campaign • What do people say about her? Millions of students around the world have been inspired by her strikes, and Greta has received support from climate activists, scientists, world leaders and the Pope, who told her to "continue" her work. • Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough told her she had achieved things many others have failed to do, adding: • "you have aroused the world. I'm very grateful to you."
  80. 80. "you have aroused the world. I'm very grateful to you." -Sir David Attenborough to Greta
  81. 81. Activism at Home • For about two years, Thunberg challenged her parents to lower the family's carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment by becoming vegan, up- cycling, and giving up flying. • She has said she tried showing them graphs and data, but when that did not work, she warned her family that they were stealing her future.
  82. 82. Activism at Home
  83. 83. Activism at Home • Giving up flying in part meant her mother had to give up her international career as an opera singer. • Thunberg credits her parents' eventual response and lifestyle changes with giving her hope and belief that she could make a difference. • The family story is recounted in the 2018 book Scenes from the Heart.
  84. 84. Scenes from the Heart.
  85. 85. Activism • School Strike For Climate • In August 2018, Thunberg began the school climate strikes and public speeches for which she has become an internationally recognised climate activist. • In May 2018, Thunberg won a climate change essay competition held by Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. In part, she wrote "I want to feel safe. How can I feel safe when I know we are in the greatest crisis in human history?”
  86. 86. School Strike For Climate
  87. 87. Activism • On 20 August 2018, Thunberg, who had just started ninth grade, decided not to attend school until the 2018 Swedish general election on 9 September; • Her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, and she protested by sitting outside the Riksdag every day for three weeks during school hours with the sign Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate).
  88. 88. Skolstrejk för Klimatet
  89. 89. Activism • Thunberg said her teachers were divided in their views about her missing class to make her point. • She says: "As people they think what I am doing is good, but as teachers they say I should stop."
  90. 90. Thunberg said her teachers were divided in their views about her missing class to make her point
  91. 91. Activism • Social Media Activism • Thunberg posted a photo of her first strike day on Instagram and Twitter, with other social media accounts quickly taking up her cause. High-profile youth activists amplified her Instagram post, and on the second day she was joined by other activists. • A representative of the Finnish bank Nordea quoted one of Thunberg's tweets to more than 200,000 followers. Thunberg's social media profile attracted local reporters whose stories earned international coverage in little more than a week
  92. 92. Activism
  93. 93. Her Position on climate change • Thunberg believes that humanity is facing an existential crisis because of global warming and holds the current generation of adults responsible for creating the problem. • She uses graphic analogies (such as "our house is on fire") to highlight her concerns and often speaks bluntly to business and political leaders about their failure to take concerted action.
  94. 94. Her Position on climate change
  95. 95. Her Position On Climate Change • Thunberg has pointed out that climate change will have a disproportionate effect on young people whose futures will be profoundly affected. • She argued that her generation may not have a future any more, because "that future was sold so that a small number of people could make unimaginable amounts of money"
  96. 96. Her Position On Climate Change
  97. 97. Public Response And Impact • Thunberg has received both strong support and strong criticism for her work from politicians and the press. • International reception • In February 2019, 224 academics signed an open letter of support stating they were inspired by Thunberg's actions and the striking school children in making their voices heard.
  98. 98. Public Response And Impact
  99. 99. Public Response And Impact • Politicians • Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, and Bernie Sanders expressed support after her speech at the September 2019 action summit in New York. • German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that young activists like Thunberg had driven her government to act faster on climate change
  100. 100. Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, expressed support after her speech
  101. 101. "The Greta Effect" • Thunberg has inspired a number of her school- aged peers in what has been described as "The Greta Effect". • In response to her outspoken stance, various politicians have also acknowledged the need to focus on climate change.
  102. 102. "The Greta Effect"
  103. 103. Flight Shame Campaign • Thunberg has spearheaded the anti-flying movement, promoting train travel over flying on environmental grounds. • The buzzword associated with this movement is flygskam or 'flight shame'. It is a phenomenon in which people feel social pressure not to fly because of the rising greenhouse gas emissions of the airline industry. • It was originally championed by Swedish Olympic athlete Bjorn Ferry, but has gained significant momentum after Thunberg’s refusal to fly on environmental grounds.
  104. 104. Flight Shame Campaign
  105. 105. Flight Shame Campaign • Thunberg backed the campaign to fly less, and made it part of her 2019 "awareness tour" in Europe. • Sweden has reported a 4% drop in domestic air travel for 2019 and an increase in rail use. • In June 2019, Swedish Railways (SJ) reported that the number of Swedes taking the train for domestic journeys had risen by 8% from the previous year, reflecting growing public concern about the impact of flying on CO 2 emissions
  106. 106. Flight Shame Campaign
  107. 107. Greta Thunberg • Greta Thunberg has been depicted in popular culture and art. • Greta and the Giants, a book by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books was inspired by the life of Thunberg. • American painter Elizabeth Peyton chose her 2019 portrait Greta Thunberg as the leading image of one of her shows.
  108. 108. Greta and the Giants, a book by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico
  109. 109. American painter Elizabeth Peyton chose her 2019 portrait Greta Thunberg
  110. 110. Greta Thunberg • Thunberg was featured on the Time magazine cover in May 2019 issue, where she was described as a role model and one of the "next generation leaders". • She and fifteen others were featured on the cover of the fashion magazine Vogue created by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in September 2019.
  111. 111. Thunberg was featured on the Time magazine cover
  112. 112. Greta Effect • Her sudden rise to world fame has made her both a leader and a target for critics. • Her influence on the world stage has been described by The Guardian and other newspapers as the “Greta effect”.
  113. 113. “Greta effect”
  114. 114. Greta Effect • Greta’s charm lies in how relatable her story is. She’s a quiet, socially awkward girl, seen as different. • And yet these attributes, caused by her aspergers, are what gave her the determination to do something about the climate emergency which she could see unfolding, and which she didn’t see anyone else acting against.
  115. 115. Greta Effect • “It makes me see the world differently. I see through lies more easily. I don’t like compromising… To be different is not a weakness. It’s a strength in many ways, because you stand out from the crowd.”
  116. 116. Greta Effect
  117. 117. Honours And Awards • Thunberg has received various honours and awards over the course of her activism. • Before the start of her school strike in May 2018, she was one of the winners of a climate change essay competition by Svenska Dagbladet (The Swedish Daily News) for young people. Thunberg has refused to attend ceremonies or accept prizes if it requires her to fly, such as for the International Children's Peace Prize. • She has received prizes from various NGOs, but also from scientific institutions that lauded her success in raising awareness.
  118. 118. Thunberg has received various honours and awards over the course of her activism
  119. 119. Honours And Awards • TIME'S 25 most influential teens of 2018, December 2018, an annual list compiled by Time magazine of the most influential teenagers in the world that year. • Fryshuset scholarship, 2018, for Young Role Model of the Year. • Nobel Peace Prize nomination, 2019, by three deputies of the Norwegian parliament. Again in 2020 by two Swedish lawmakers.
  120. 120. TIME'S 25 most influential teens of 2018
  121. 121. Fryshuset scholarship, 2018, for Young Role Model of the Year
  122. 122. Nobel Peace Prize nomination, 2019
  123. 123. Honours And Awards • Swedish Woman of the Year (Arets Svenska Kvinna), March 2019, awarded by the Swedish Women's Educational Association to "a Swedish woman who, through her accomplishments, has represented and brought attention to the Sweden of today in the greater world". • Rachel Carson Prize, March 2019, awarded to a woman who has distinguished herself in outstanding work for the environment in Norway or internationally.
  124. 124. Swedish Woman of the Year, March 2019
  125. 125. Rachel Carson Prize, March 2019
  126. 126. Honours And Awards • Goldene Kamera film and television awards, March 2019, special Climate Action Award. Thunberg dedicated the prize to the activists protesting against the destruction of the Hambach Forest, which is threatened by lignite mining. • Fritt Ord Award, April 2019, shared with Natur og Ungdom, which "celebrates freedom of speech". Thunberg donated her share of the prize money to a lawsuit seeking to halt Norwegian oil exploration in the Arctic.
  127. 127. Goldene Kamera film and television awards, March 2019
  128. 128. Honours And Awards • TIME 100, April 2019, by Time magazine, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for that year. • Laudato si' Prize, April 2019, awarded under the second encyclical of Pope Francis, "on care for our common home". • Doctor honoris causa (honorary doctorate), May 2019, conferred by the Belgian, University of Mons for "contribution to raising awareness on sustainable development." • Ambassador of Conscience Award, June 2019, Amnesty International's most prestigious award, for her leadership in the climate movement, shared with Fridays for Future.
  129. 129. Time magazine, 100 most influential people in the world for that year
  130. 130. Honours And Awards • The Geddes Environment Medal, July 2019, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, for "an outstanding practical, research or communications contribution to conservation and protection of the natural environment and the development of sustainability". • Right Livelihood Award, September 2019, from the Right Livelihood Foundation and known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize, one of four 2019 winners, "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts".
  131. 131. The Geddes Environment Medal, July 2019
  132. 132. Honours And Awards • Keys to the City of Montréal, September 2019, by Mayor of Montréal Valérie Plante. • Nelloptodes gretae, October 2019, a newly identified species of beetle is named for Greta Thunberg in an academic paper by entomologist Michael Darby for her outstanding contribution in raising awareness of environmental issues and because the beetle's antennae bear a passing resemblance to Greta's pigtails. • International Children's Peace Prize, October 2019, shared with 14-year-old Divina Maloum from Cameroon, awarded by the KidsRights Foundation.
  133. 133. International Children's Peace Prize, October 2019
  134. 134. Honours And Awards • Maphiyata echiyatan hin win (Woman Who Came from the Heavens), Lakota tribal name conferred, October 2019, at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, following support for the Dakota Access pipeline opposition, after being invited by Tokata Iron Eyes, a 16 year old Lakota climate activist. • Nordic Council Environment Prize, October 2019. • Thunberg declined to accept the award or the prize money of US$52,000 stating that Nordic countries were not doing enough to cut emissions.
  135. 135. Maphiyata echiyatan hin win (Woman Who Came from the Heavens)
  136. 136. Honours And Awards • Time Person of the Year, December 2019, by Time magazine, the first recipient born in the 21st century and the youngest ever. • For succeeding in "creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change." And: "For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads.”
  137. 137. Honours And Awards • Glamour Woman of the Year Award 2019, 12 November 2019, by Glamour magazine. Accepted by Jane Fonda, quoting Greta as saying "If a Swedish, teenage, science nerd who has shop stop, refuses to fly and has never worn makeup or been to a hairdresser can be chosen a Woman of the Year by one of the biggest fashion magazines in the world then I think almost nothing is impossible". • Nature's 10, 2019, December 2019, an annual list of ten "people who mattered" in science, produced by the scientific journal Nature, specifically, for being a "climate catalyst: A Swedish teenager who brought climate science to the fore as she channelled her generation’s rage." • Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women, 2019
  138. 138. Glamour Woman of the Year Award 2019
  139. 139. Nature's 10, 2019, an annual list of ten "people who mattered"
  140. 140. Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women, 2019
  141. 141. Books No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – May 2019 by Greta Thunberg
  142. 142. Books Greta and the Giants: inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world by Zoe Tucker
  143. 143. Books GRETA'S STORY: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet by Valentina Camerini
  144. 144. Books Our House is On Fire by Malena and Beata Ernman, Svante and Greta Thunberg An insight into the painful family dynamics that led to the rise and rise of Greta Thunberg
  145. 145. Ted Talk • School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | • https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_school_strike_for_climate_save _the_world_by_changing_the_rules?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medi um=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  146. 146. Ted Talk • Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right • https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case _to_act_right_now_on_climate_change?utm_campaign=tedspr ead&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  147. 147. Documentaries • Make the World Greta Again • (Full Documentary) - Time's 2019 Person of the Year • https://youtu.be/oCVQdr9QFwY
  148. 148. Documentaries • Greta Thunberg and "Fridays for Future" – a growing student movement | • https://youtu.be/7YrTjyBDzlU
  149. 149. References • Greta Thunberg • Swedish activist • https://www.britannica.com/biography/Greta-Thunberg • Greta Thunberg • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg • Greta Thunberg: What does the teenage climate change activist want? • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49918719 • How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate-change activism • https://www.businessinsider.in/science/how-16-year-old-greta-thunberg- became-the-face-of-climate-change-activism/articleshow/71219009.cms • Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg • https://time.com/person-of-the-year-2019-greta-thunberg/ • Who Is Greta Thunberg? • https://www.sciencealert.com/greta-thunberg
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