The largest climate demonstration in history was organized by Swedish adolescent Greta Thunberg and her fellow activists just a few months before the coronavirus outbreak struck. Thunberg’s climate movement has stopped as a result of the subsequent lockdowns and the isolation of entire nations.
However, two years later, the young Swede is once more in the news because of a new significant position: Thunberg has been named an ambassador for a Swedish humanitarian organization.
The foundation in question was established in 2000 and is called Min Stora Dag, which translates to “My Special Day” in English. It grants wishes to very ill kids and gives them and their families life-changing experiences.
Thunberg’s journey to becoming one of the youngest activists
When she demonstrated in front of the Swedish parliament in 2018, Thunberg, then 15 years old, rose to fame.
She urged the government to reach its carbon emissions objectives while holding a sign that read, “School Strike for Climate.”
Her modest initiative had an international impact, motivating thousands of young people to plan their own strikes.
In order to protest, she was joined by more than 20,000 students by the end of 2018 from the UK to Japan.
She won the first of three Nobel Peace Prize nominations for her work on climate change a year later.
“Fridays For Future” is Greta Thunberg’s constant
As stated on her now-famous sign, Thunberg started the “Fridays On Future” initiative in 2018, which calls for students to skip school in order to demand that their governments take action on climate change. When Thunberg was in the ninth grade, she organized a two-week strike outside the Swedish parliament to press her government to reduce emissions by 15% annually.
She was joined in that strike in September by 4 million people from 161 different countries, making it the greatest climate protest in history. After that day of protests, Thunberg addressed world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit in an eloquent and heartbreaking speech.
Greta Thunberg’s Asperger’s Syndrome
Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician, is credited with describing some of the symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome in the 1940s. These symptoms included difficulty interacting with others and having trouble reading nonverbal cues, such as body language. Asperger’s syndrome is named after him. Asperger’s syndrome was incorporated into the autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in 2013.
According to Tony Attwood, a leading expert on Asperger’s syndrome, those who have the condition are typically renowned for being forthright, speaking their minds, being honest and determined, and having a strong sense of social justice. Compared to girls, more boys are diagnosed.
Close to seven years have passed since Thunberg’s diagnosis. She has admitted that part of the reason she was so passionate about her work on the climate catastrophe was that she saw things in such sharp contrast.
Great’s ambassador life
The Swedish climate activist, who is 19 years old, has been working with the organization for some time, but she has now gone the next step and been named Min Stora Dag’s official ambassador.
In his ongoing campaign to defend the environment, Thunberg has not given up on the fight against climate change. She now has another task to complete at her new employment. She expresses her honor at taking on this duty in a video that was put on Min Stora Dag’s website.
Greta has been asking people to take action—to alter the way we live and stop the enormous demands that we place on the planet—since she first sat on the cobblestones before the Swedish parliament at the age of 15 with a giant handwritten placard that read, “School Strike for Climate.” Time is limited, as the now-famous Climate Clock warns us.