This is sixteen year old Greta Thunberg, a sixteen year old climate activist. Greta was born in 2003. Her mother is swedish opera singer Malena Ernman and her father is actor Svante Thunberg.
On 20 August 2018, Thunberg, decided to not attend school until the 2018 Sweden general election on 9 September after heat waves and wildfires in Sweden. She protested via sitting outside the Riksdag every day during school hours with the sign Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate).
Greta gained world wide attention after the general elections. Now she would only strike on Fridays. She inspired many student to stand up for the heating climate to help create a better future for us.
As of December 2018, More than 20,000 students held strikes in over 210 cities because of Greta. Most of them taking place in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Greta has been in many interviews trying to convince the people in power to stop their ways and help create better future for us teenagers and children.
Greta Thunberg was one of the winners of Svenska Dagbladet's debate article writing competition on the climate for young people in May 2018. In November 2018, she was awarded the Fryshuset scholarship of the Young Role Model of the Year. In December 2018, Time magazine named Thunberg one of the world's 25 most influential teenagers of 2018.