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Greta Thunberg: Who is the climate campaigner and what are her aims?
Greta Thunberg, an 18-year-old activist from Sweden
She has become one of slotxo the world’s best known climate campaigners.
Three moments that made Greta Thunberg a global figure
1. School strikes
Thunberg started protesting outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, when she was 15.
She held a sign saying “School Strike for Climate”, to pressure the government to meet carbon emissions targets.
2. Challenging world leaders at the United Nations
In 2019, Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic on a yacht to attend a UN climate conference in New York.
Delivering what is probably her most famous speech, she angrily told world leaders they were not doing enough.
She said: “You all come to us young people for hope. How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
3. Sparring with Trump and Putin
Thunberg was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in December 2019.
In response, US President Donald Trump tweeted that she should “work on her anger management problem” and go to “a good old fashioned movie with a friend”.
Thunberg then changed her Twitter bio to: “A teenager working on her anger management problem.”