Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist.
Moreover, she is famous for fighting the global climate crisis that threatens our planet.
Greta Thunberg Early life and Activism
Greta was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Moreover, she is born to a special family full of artists from her father to her grandfather.
Her father, Savante Thunberg is an actor and her grandfather, Olof Thunberg is an actor and director.
In addition, her mother is the widely-known opera singer, Malena Ernman.
Greta has a full history of activism regardless of her age, as she first heard about climate change when she was only 8.
Besides, she went angry because the lack of action by world leaders and decided to raise the awareness.
However, doctors diagnosed her with depression and subsequently Asperger syndrome.
In addition to obsessive-compulsive disorder, and selective mutism, but she did not let that stop her.
She first made her family lower their carbon footprints and eventually they went vegan and they ultimately accepted that.
They also encouraged her to make a difference and that what made her make a stand and fight this crisis.
In addition, she went on a climate strike after the school shootings in the US.
Moreover, that ultimately allowed many teen activists to take the road.
Therefore, she won an essay-writing competition on climate change held by a Swedish newspaper.
In 2018, she become one of the most recognized teenagers around the globe.
Therefore, she was awarded the Fryshuset scholarship of the Young Role Model of the Year.
She was also announced as the most important woman of the year on International Women’s Day, March 2019.
In addition, she won the German Goldene Kamera Spacial Climate Protection award later in March 2019.
Time Magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019 for her activism.
Besides, University of Mons awarded her an honorary degree later in 2019.
Moreover, she made a great legacy by showing how much we need to take actions for better futures.
Therefore, a lot of publishers now take her activism to rise their children’s books the addresses the climate crisis.