TIME listed Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate change activist, on its list of the 100 most influential people of 2019.
Thunberg, who says she has Asperger syndrome, gained prominence for ditching school every Friday to protest outside Swedish parliament. The teenager warned in a high-profile speech to the United Nations last year that “we need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground” or face catastrophe.
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Thousands of students in Europe and the U.S. ditched school to demand government actionon climate change in February. American student activists, led by the daughter of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, demanded a Green New Deal, the legislation sponsored by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Greta Thunberg saw her power in us, and we in turn see our power in her,” March for Our Lives co-founder Emma González wrote of Thunberg for TIME, adding that “Greta is inspiring steadfast students and shaming apathetic adults.”
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“Climate change is our reality, and youth activists like Greta are doing everything within their power to work...
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