Even though just a teenager in age, Greta Thunberg is one of the most influential people in the world. As a young female activist, she’s been able to get the world’s attention on the seriousness of climate change- something that lots of scientists have been trying to do.
It all started when she won a climate change essay competition in a local newspaper, which then led to her protesting on carbon emissions with other students. These protests went viral on social media, and caused a massive turnout of more than 20,000 students from all around the world joining her.
Greta has spoken at international meetings, called for governments to cut more global emissions, and called out on banks and firms to stop investing in fossil fuels. She’s led the largest climate strike in history, and is now TIME magazine’s youngest Person of the Year in history.
Her goal is to raise awareness on the real effects of climate change and to push for investing more in sustainable technologies and research in order to restore the damage. Taking on this activism push, she has been looked upon as a role model for other young girls to do the same. She has helped in realizing that age is just a number, and that women – no matter what age – have the potential to reach for their goals and aspirations.
Artist: Romi Lindenberg, from Israel