Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate activist that wants you to panic. She warns the public that we are years away from an irreversible climate disaster, and that we need to act now.
Thunberg is the leader of school strike for climate. Beginning in her hometown in Sweden, Thunberg began protesting climate change by missing Fridays at school to protest at Swedish parliament. Frustrated by politicians’ lack of action for the environment, she decided to take a stand. Now, hundreds of thousands of students have joined her across the globe to stand up for their environment and their future.
Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She is also a vegan – recognizing the environmental impact of animal agriculture.
Here is a look at some of her most powerful speeches.