November 30, 2023

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Greta Thunberg attends her last “school strike” as a student after graduation | Climate change

Greta Thunberg attends her last “school strike” as a student after graduation |  Climate change

After completing secondary education, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg It announced that the strike would continue every Friday, though not within the framework of School strike This, in 2018, created the Global Youth Environmental Movement. “The fight has just begun”, Mentioned.

“Many of us are graduating, but even if we didn’t cause this crisis, we wonder what kind of future we’re entering,” Thunberg said on her Twitter account. And he added, “A lot has changed since they started, and there’s still a lot to do.”

In August 2018, when Thunberg was 15 years old, she sat before the Swedish Parliament for the first time. “School strike for climate”. Thus, he became the spokesperson for a group of teenagers who met to condemn the inaction of governments in the face of the climate crisis.

“I never expected it to lead to anything. After striking every day for three weeks, we were a small group and decided to do it every Friday. We did, and that’s how it came about. .” Fridays for the Future”, The Swedish activist recalled.

Young people from different parts of the world quickly began to adopt the protest model that Thunberg started in front of the Swedish Parliament. “A few more people joined and suddenly it became a global movement that was growing every day,” he said.

With the advent of the pandemic, the environmental movement had to find “new ways to fight back.” “Over time, we started going back to the streets and we’re still here, we don’t plan to go anywhere. A lot has changed since we started and we still have a lot to do,” he said.

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“We’re still going in the wrong direction, “Those in power are allowed to sacrifice marginalized and vulnerable people and the planet in the name of greed, profit and economic growth,” Thunberg said.

For young environmentalists, governments and corporations “continue to disrupt the biosphere and our life support systems.” “We are rapidly approaching potential non-linear ecological and climate tipping points beyond our control. And in many parts of the world, we are accelerating the process,” he warned.

“Those of us who can speak have an obligation to do so, and to change everything, we need everyone. Although it is not technically a ‘school strike’, I will continue to protest on Fridays. We have no choice but to go all out. The fight has just begun,” Thunberg concluded.