Greta, Greta Timberg, Greta Thornburg discussed on Today in Focus

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Today InFocus stories. We made this episode back in in March when Greta Thornburg school strike was just starting to make waves around the world. It was incredibly exciting that we were able to include Greta herself on our all podcast when she was interviewed by The Guardian Global Environment editor Jonathan Watts about how it all began. Be sure to stick around to the end of the episode where we explore. What the impeach halts but Greta and for the strikes when I was maybe seven years old when I before I I learnt and understood climate change on what was happening with the environment I I saw the world? Nature's it's just something that was going to be there last summer age fifteen. Greta Timberg skipped classes and sat down on the cobblestones outside the Swedish parliament with a hand painted banner in the first school. Strike the climate action. She cut a lonely figure but uh-huh activism was quickly contagious before long she'd been joined by thousands of others and found herself speaking in front of world leaders at the UN and Davos adults. Keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don't want your hope I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic eight months later and now sixteen this teenager with her trademark plants has become. I'm a role model to children and adults across the world. Her Movement has spread to seventy one countries including here in the U. K.. What tomorrow children will walk out of school school for a second climate? Strive to millions including me to make is an absolute inspiration but from some. She's attracted anger and hate today. We're incredibly lucky to be able to bring you an interview with gratitude. Bird carried out by the Guardians Global Environment Editor. Jonathan walks from the Guardian. I'm an East Gristana. Donna today in focus the teenager that inspired a global movement for climate action..

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