Sharp, assertive and matter-of-fact, Greta Thunberg is no ordinary teenager. The fresh-faced Swedish 16-year-old took the Internet by storm at this year’s UN Climate Action Summit on Sep 23 with her four-and-a-half-minute speech where she had asked, more than once, “How dare you?” to world leaders at the summit.
Even though some condemn Greta for her gutsy environmentalism, it isn’t every day that a teenager would have the chance to speak and sway the attitudes of decision-makers around the world. Some would even say that Greta drew a stark contrast against adults who drone on about climate change with no real substance. Greta’s 495 word-long speech racked up thousands of shares quickly, including one by Donald Trump himself.
If that isn’t enough to impress you, we have 10 facts about Greta Thunberg that might make you give her some newfound respect for fighting her cause.
WATCH HER UN SPEECH HERE:
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