A 16-year-old girl, Greta Thunberg delivered a speech at Climate Action Summit of United Nations and rocked the whole world with her speech. This summit was held on 23 September 2019 in New York, USA. Greta was born on 3 January 2003 in Sweden.
She Started –
“This is all wrong. 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? You have stolen my dreams in my childhood, with your empty words. Yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”
This girl reached America after traveling for two weeks on a solar powerboat. Because, she believes airplanes consume a lot of fuel, and that leads to environmental pollution.
Greta Thunberg is one of the biggest names in the world for raising voice on Climate change and other changes coming in the environment.
She came in news when she started protesting outside Sweden’s Parliament. Standing with a plank, Greta pledged that she would continue to defend until Sweden’s Parliament take some action to handle climate change. She came on roads with a poster that has written “SKOLSTREJK FOR KLIMATET” which means “School Strike for Climate”.
How Greta started her journey of protest against climate change?
Greta Thunberg is the daughter of an International Oprah singer Malena Arnman and Svante Thunberg. She was eight years old when she first heard about climate change. She thought if this is a major issue then why people are not taking a forward step towards it. Started at her home by making many changes in the lifestyle of her parents. She got rid of eating meat and traveling on the plane. Her mother was an International Oprah Singer. But her career was limited due to airplane travel. Her mother stopped performing abroad. She has no offense with this. Greta left her school and protested outside Parliament of Sweden for several days. Her demand was that Sweden abides by the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Greta started “Fridays for Future“. Gradually many school children started skipping school on Fridays to participate in the Protest. Greta started getting international recognition. Since then, in many countries school children have taken out rallies on Friday. It is also known as ‘Greta Thunberg Effect’.
Greta has Asperger’s syndrome. This is a condition in which a person has difficulty in keeping pace with society. This kind of people finds it difficult to get comfortable with others. And also gets nervous in a crowded area and even afraid to make eye contact with people. However, People with this syndrome have an interest in one particular topic and no interest in any other topic at all. But Greta considers it as her superpower. She also has a problem with selective mutism, in this condition a person cannot speak even after wanting. Greta also considers it as a positive thing for her, says that it means that I speak only when it is very important.
Greta Thunberg is an inspiration for us and that is the reason she rocked the whole world with her speech
Greta’s courage is inspiring people around the world. Some people are mocking Greta’s mental health issues, and this proves that people can go to any extent to save their politics. But Greta Thunberg is standing in front of all those and she proved it by her speech at Climate Action Summit in New York, USA.