Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been on the news all over the world for her efforts to tackle climate change. If you haven’t read about her yet, here are 10 things you NEED to know about Thunberg to stay up-to-date.
The true essence of Greta, however, is her frank, blunt, to-the-point approach when holding the people in power accountable for their actions towards saving the planet.
We leave you with a few of her most powerful quotes. There’s no better way to get to know Greta than to hear her speak.
“I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” – World Economic Forum
“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.”– World Economic Forum
“You told us that the future was something to look forward to. And the saddest thing is that most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us.” – Speech to the UK MPs
“For more than 30 years, the science (on climate change) has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away?” – UN Climate Action Summit
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