How Greta Thunberg Has Taken The World By Storm
The Swedish teen took a sabbatical from school to spread awareness about climate change.
Have you shunned all kinds of single-use plastic? Do you know your carbon footprint? When was the last time that you planted a tree? What are you really doing to save your planet?
16-year-old Greta Thunberg is causing a stir globally to protect the Earth we all call home. She has stopped going to school and is fighting a battle which us adults are only talking about.
Thunberg was not always giving moving speeches. But, she imagined the arrival of the apocalypse sooner than most of us would realize. The Swedish climate activist has become a household name today because of the campaign that she began in 2018. A solo climate protest which began from striking in school.
Thunberg’s movement is proof that you are never too small to make a difference. The young teen was inspired by school children from the US who were staging protests for stricter gun controls in school to reduce cases of mass shooting and violence.
Millions of children are supporters of Thunberg’s movement to protect the environment. It almost seems like only a 16-year-old is having sleepless nights about the future of our planet.
How Thunberg managed to overshadow an entire climate change summit at the United Nations cannot escape anyone’s attention. She left no stone un-turned to point a finger at the country's top leaders for jeopardizing the future of millions of children by causing irreparable damage to the environment.
Governments, corporate czars, mega industries, Thunberg spared no one and said how everyone had just one agenda in making moolah, in the disguise of economic growth.
As Thunberg seems to be getting exasperated at the climate change issue, it is high time that global leaders actually take note and do the needful. Warmer climates are bound to create havoc on the planet. Developing economies will face the brunt of it all and the young Swede’s concern is clearly not an exaggeration.
We are all aware of the actual truth that is fast approaching us. It is not even subliminal anymore. But, we are all choosing to ignore it and act as if nothing has happened. As it has become clear that we don’t have time to ponder over whether these facts are real or unreal, it is high time that we took some action. We all need to start somewhere, because the problem at hand is magnanimous and there is no shying away from the fact that protecting our habitat is our foremost responsibility.
It is a shame though that we need a 16-year-old to awaken us and take responsibility for our future generations.