When She Was Fifteen (2018) She Spent Her School Days Standin Outside The Swedish Parliament To Call For Stronger Action On Climate Change By Holdin Up A Sign That Read: ‘Skolstrejk För Klimatet’ (School Strike For Climate).. Soon Other Students Joined Her In Protestin In The Towns && Cities.. Between Them, They Organised The School Climate Strike, Callin It ‘Fridays For Future’.. Then She Went To The UN Climate Change Conference && Encourgaged More Kids Around The World To Join The Protest.. For Two Years, Somewhere In The World There Was A ‘Fridays For Future’.. All That Just Because She Got Off Her Arse && Started Fightin Back.. Bloody Hell, When I Was Fifteen I Was Arguin With Linzi && Ananasty On MSN About Razzi && Who He Loved The Most (Me, Obviously), I Wouldnt Of Had A Clue How To Do Half Of What She Has Done.. Meanwhile, I Was Tryin To Get A Date With Razzi, She Organised Over One Million Kids To Protest Against Climate Change..
The Next Year, In 2019, She Sailed To North America To Avoid Flyin To Go To The Climate Action Summit Where She Stood Up && Gave Her “How Dare You” Speech.. That Was When I First Heard Of Her && How The World Started Takin Her Seriously.. The Only Thing Was That While Her New World Fame Made Her A Leader To Look Up To, It Also Made Her A Target For People To Attack.. Newspapers Have Talked Of ‘The Greta Effect’ && Not Always In A Good Way.. However, She Was Named As Time Magazines Person Of The Year (The Youngest Person Ever To Receive The Award), Was Included In Their 100 Most Influential People, Was Included In Forbes List Of The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women && Has Receieved Nominations For The Noble Peace Prize Two Years Running!!
Many People Think That It Is Pushy Parents That Have Made Her The Person She Is Today Bt The Truth Is The Complete Opposite.. When She Was Eight Years Old She First Heard Of Global Warmin Bt Could Not Understand Why Nothin Was Bein Done.. She Became Depressed At The Thought Of It.. She Stopped Talkin && Eatin && Lost 22lbs In Two Months.. She Was Diagnosed With Aspergers Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) && Selective Mutism (An Anxiety Disorder).. It Was After Sufferin With Her Depression For Fours Years That She Began Her School Strike Bt Her Parents Were Not Keen On Her Actions.. They Worried About The Amount Of School She Was Missin.. Eventually Her Father Came Out && Said, “We Respect That She Wants To Make A Stand.. She Can Either Sit At Home && Be Really Unhappy, Or Protest, && Be Happy..”
For Years Greta Tried To Talk Her Family Into Lowerin Their Carbon Footprint && Reduce Their Impact On The Environment By Becomin Vegan, Upcyclin && Givin Up Flying.. She Told Her Family That They Were Stealin Her Future.. Eventually They Agreed && Joined Her Campaigne Even Though It Meant Her Mother Givin Up Her Career As An International Opera Singer..
Greta Says That Her Parents Response && Lifestyle Changes Gave Her The Hope && Belief That She Could Make A Difference.. Her Father Said In An Interview That Her Mother Didnt Give Up Flyin To Save The Climate, She Did It To Save Her Daughter Because She Saw How Much It Meant To Her && When She Did That, She Saw How Much Greta Grew From It && How Much Energy She Gained From It..
She Has Done All This By The Time She Has Reached The Age Of Seventeen.. I Wish I Could Achieve Even A Fraction Of That At Twenty Six!!
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