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The greatness of Greta

"I don't want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists," Thunberg told the US Congress this week, submitting what she called her

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Greta Thunberg | Climate Change | Barack Obama

Shuma Raha 

Shuma Raha

The endearing picture of the diminutive bumping fists with former US President is, in a way, an affirmation of the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist’s own words: “No one is too small to make an impact and change the world.” Thunberg has been trying to do that for over a year. She began by striking schoolwork every Friday to protest in front of the Swedish Parliament and shame the political class into taking action on the catastrophic problem of . Her lone protest, with placards that had slogans like “School strike for climate” and “I’m doing this because you adults are shitting on my future”, quickly swelled into a movement. Since then, thousands of school kids around the world have followed her lead and come out on the streets to demonstrate against governments not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions and save the earth from irreversible environmental damage.

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First Published: Fri, September 20 2019. 21:00 IST
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