Greta Thunberg

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San Francisco Has a Reminder of Greta Thunberg

Nonprofit unveils mural just before activist leaves for Europe

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg has left the US, but she hasn't left the building. In a mural 60 feet high and 30 feet wide on the side of the Native Sons Building near Union Square, the Swedish climate change activist now keeps an eye on San Francisco. The mural was unveiled... More »

Greta Makes New Friends in Hollywood

The teen climate activist visits Los Angeles

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg hit Hollywood on Friday—and true to form, she hit hard. "Everywhere around the world, we can see these horrible environmental feedbacks that countless people are suffering and dying from," the 16-year-old activist said at an LA climate rally as wildfires raged across the state, CBS... More »

Thunberg Rejects $52K Prize, Blasts Nordic 'Bragging'

She wants action: 'The climate movement does not need any more awards'

(Newser) - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been honored with a $52,000 environmental prize from the Nordic Council. Her response: Thanks, but no thanks. "The climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to... More »

Jane Fonda Is Arrested. She Hopes It Happens Again

81-year-old plans weekly climate protests at Capitol in DC

(Newser) - Jane Fonda got arrested Friday, and she hopes to make it a regular occurrence. The 81-year-old actress was arrested at a climate change protest in DC, reports Entertainment Tonight , just as she planned it. Fonda has moved to DC for four months to take part in protests every Friday at... More »

Science Teacher on Leave After Greta Thunberg Comment

'Dont have my sniper rifle'

(Newser) - Matt Baish is a science teacher at Iowa's Waterloo West High School, but he apparently doesn't like the science that Greta Thunberg is promoting—and he's now been placed on administrative leave over an online comment. The Des Moines Register reports that, in advance of a visit... More »

Greta Thunberg's Reply to Trump: New Twitter Bio

She quotes the president

(Newser) - In lines widely seen as mocking , President Trump tweeted late Monday that climate activist Greta Thunberg "seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" No word on whether he considers her response as nice to see: Less... More »

After Angry Speech by Teen Activist, Trump Responds

President appears to troll Greta Thunberg by saying she looks 'very happy'

(Newser) - Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg condemned world leaders in a UN speech Monday , and President Trump took notice. "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," tweeted President Trump. "So nice to see!" The tweet is widely seen as Trump... More »

5 Scathing Lines From Greta Thunberg in UN Speech

'How dare you!' climate activist tells world leaders

(Newser) - Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the UN Monday and delivered a blistering critique of world leaders' efforts on climate change. The 16-year-old from Sweden addressed the UN Climate Action Summit and did not hold back. Here are five big lines, from NBC News and NPR :
  • "I shouldn'
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See 'Climate Strike' Images From Around the World

Rallies inspired by Greta Thunberg take place all over

(Newser) - A wave of climate change protests swept the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a UN summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies, and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to New... More »

NYC to 1.1M Students: OK to Skip School to Protest Today

Protesters in 150 countries are expected to demonstrate, including activist Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - A global warning on global warming is taking place Friday, via protests hitting major cities worldwide. What organizers hope to make "the largest climate strike in history" will happen in 150 countries, reports NBC News , and is planned as a lead-in to Monday's UN Climate Summit in New... More »

Greta Thunberg Meets Obama

He calls her 'one of our planet's greatest advocates'

(Newser) - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg met with a president during her visit to Washington, DC, on Monday—but not the one currently in office. Instead, she met with former President Obama, who later praised her in a tweet , the Hill reports. At 16, Greta is "already one of our... More »

Climate Activist: Asperger's Is a Superpower

'Many ignorant people still see it as ... something negative'

(Newser) - A teenage climate activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and named among the world's best leaders credits some of her success to her "superpower": Asperger's syndrome. The condition on the autism spectrum "sometimes makes me a bit different from the norm," tweets 16-year-old Greta... More »

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