March 18, 2019

SUFB 730: How A 16-Year-Old Inspired A Global Student Strike Against Climate Change

SUFB 730: How A 16-Year-Old Inspired A Global Student Strike Against Climate Change

Greta started protesting against climate change after she saw inaction from politicians, engineers, professionals, and even her own parents in August 2018. She missed school for 3 weeks to protest in front of the Swedish Parliament, where she started...


Greta Thundberg, a 16-year-old girl, was the inspiration for the global student strike against climate change that occurred last Friday, March 15th during what she calls #FridaysForTheFuture. 

Greta started protesting against climate change after she saw inaction from politicians, engineers, professionals, and even her own parents in August 2018. She missed school for 3 weeks to protest in front of the Swedish Parliament, where she started to inspired students and adults alike. Her protests caught the attention of major news agencies in Sweden, which led to her protests having a bigger reach. 

Earlier this year, Greta spoke to a panel of international leaders at COP18 telling them that they need to take more action on Climate Change. 

Her leadership has inspired her generation on a global scale. 

I discuss the impact she will have on her generation and try to squash criticisms of her and other youth action takers by people who are always coming up with excuses.  

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