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


  • John W.
    02/27/2020 12:24

    Easy . Very professional P.R. Support, tightly scripted appearances, positive press coverage in exchange for access.

  • Steve W.
    02/26/2020 18:45

    Scientists prove her wrong time and time again and now they say Bees are the most important creatures on the planet not her. How will her handlers and gullible followers deal with this new fact

  • Max D.
    02/18/2020 22:21

    Yeah whatever

  • Norm F.
    02/08/2020 20:24

    She is a brainwashed clueless little hypocrite. She has absolutely no idea about climate. The whole climate thing is a proven fraud. She is financed by George Soros.

  • Curtis T.
    12/30/2019 16:01


  • Elana M.
    12/23/2019 01:56

    Brilliant, hope and faith prevails, in the young for a future generations.., listen to the the young, you might find out they have something to say..

  • Anas H.
    12/15/2019 16:14

    This is All for Publicity and Fame

  • Suresh M.
    12/15/2019 03:14

    Can I Help You,

  • Chris F.
    12/15/2019 00:06

    Our generation use to be more environmentally friendly with the way we were raised. Now the crybaby generation that were raise on throw away diapers wonder what happen? You all have had it made...go ahead fix it, good f'n luck.

  • Stinger D.
    12/14/2019 21:49

    Cut down a Million Tree's for this and then all of the Jet Fuel to distribute the Magazine.

  • Palmiro D.
    12/14/2019 13:56

  • Vivek R.
    12/14/2019 04:50

    Why she cant act

  • 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".

  • Caroline T.
    12/13/2019 12:08

    Take a chill pill hen for christ sake and stop taking whities.

  • Hesin S.
    12/13/2019 08:35

    Go to school girl

  • Prithvi C.
    12/13/2019 00:00

    People wiping their a**** with toilet papers after the poop and faces and hands with tissue papers Are talking about Environmental Problems and issues # How Dare You This is ridiculous

  • Dean M.
    12/12/2019 22:23

    Big lies

  • Handanhanım D.
    12/12/2019 20:32

    Teşekkür ederiz Sana teşekkür ederiz Thank you

  • সুমন প.
    12/12/2019 17:28

    Ei mohila ki adou kichu kore? Na sudhu ei gyan ditei rekheche eke.

  • Kelly W.
    12/12/2019 15:54

    Here's a bit of History for you... CHILDREN, especially white girls with braids was often used in Nazi Propaganda. The old Goebbels technique. Today's Left are still learning its game from earlier lefts in the 1930's. Look it up & educate yourself.

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