The Life of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg has just become the youngest person named Time magazine's Person of the Year — here's how she did it.

Holding world leaders accountable

Thunberg — who journeyed to New York on a zero-emissions boat and had a meme-worthy stare-down with Donald Trump — called out world leaders for not doing enough to protect the planet. During her speech, Thunberg also challenged leaders to think bigger than merely cutting emissions in half in the coming years, which has been a common target among those hoping to tackle the crisis the 2015 Paris climate agreement — which the Trump administration pulled out of in 2017 — would have reduced carbon emissions in the U.S. by 26 percent by 2050. At the 2029 COP25 conference in Madrid, Thunberg criticized world leaders for not doing enough to reverse the climate crisis. In December 2019 she was named Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. She is the youngest person ever to receive the honor.

Speaking up for a generation

“A year and a half ago I didn't speak to anyone unless I really had to but then I found a reason to speak. Since then, I have given many speeches and learned that when you talk in public, you should start with something personal or emotional to get everyone's attention. Say things like our house is on fire, I wanted to panic or how dare you. But today I won't do that because then those phrases are all that people focus on. They don't remember the facts, the very reason why I say those things in the first place. We no longer have time to leave out the science,” Great Thunberg tells Time Magazine.

Faced with these facts

According to the United Nations, sea levels are rising, the Arctic is getting warmer (by 34°F since 1990), and global emissions are reaching record levels. UN Secretary-General António Guterres invited world leaders, activists, and scientists to meet for a Climate Action Summit in New York City. And while the assembly produced several plans of action — like this proposal to make cities in the U.S., Europe, Turkey, Indonesia, and Kenya more sustainable — 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg's impassioned speech stole the show.


12/11/2019 7:16 PM


  • Daniel R.
    12/20/2019 17:48

    Poor little useful idiot

  • Jaswant S.
    12/17/2019 06:07

    Green ambassdor pullton ambassdor jamaia girls crying for their education carrer world should listen they are ambassdor of God in disguise .

  • Jiffin U.
    12/15/2019 21:08

    She is right but this is the wrong Place I guess

  • Anas H.
    12/15/2019 16:14

    These are Devil Workers working for Devil

  • Anas H.
    12/15/2019 16:14

    This is All for Publicity and Fame

  • Anas H.
    12/15/2019 16:13

    This Girl Is Stupid

  • Suresh M.
    12/15/2019 03:14

    Can I Help You,

  • Akanksha G.
    12/14/2019 10:27

    To be this young, and to be able to start a movement on a global-reach, is yes, very easy. All the while initiating action and dialogue. Ugh. Really. What a fraud. We Indians LOVE to criticize, and bring down others. Ghar se bahar nikal ke active change kisko hee karne ka mann karta hai?!

  • Sunny F.
    12/14/2019 06:16

    I swear upon god neither this young scum who is just making fool our of herself going around in media or neither 70 percent of the ppl taking her seriously and commenting on this post have done something about the environment so everyone stfu and do something about it be the change.... unlike some ppl here is someone better than his immature girl

  • Vivek R.
    12/14/2019 04:50

    Why she cant act

  • Sanjay J.
    12/13/2019 16:52

    She don't want to go school n do the foolish things she is doing now, We should see other side that she is running from going school

  • Dev R.
    12/13/2019 16:22

    She did nothing. There are several people worldwide doing different kind of things on ground level to improve our invirenment and climate. They even not getting recognized by local government and people. She just became a brand by giving an aggressive speech but she is far far away from reality and ground level works... There is a an adage in Hindi: " Jo dikhta hai wo bikta hai".

  • Rsr R.
    12/13/2019 13:15

    Drama .......

  • Rajesh S.
    12/13/2019 12:30

    Laughing smilies from those who couldn't do anything in their lives..... Wonderful achievement , people should learn from her and take the environmental issues seriously.

  • Ayaan R.
    12/13/2019 11:56

    Pgli hai sali

  • Ankan G.
    12/13/2019 09:41

    I think must have heard it already but still want to make sure 😏

  • Hesin S.
    12/13/2019 08:35

    Go to school girl

  • Prashanth P.
    12/13/2019 05:47

    Mad dog test tube child

  • Pradeep D.
    12/13/2019 05:23

    She must first be admitted to some good carbon free hospital to mitigate the fear psychosis she has developed over the years and get educated in Anger Management.

  • Kazi W.
    12/13/2019 04:27


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