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Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate activist
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. Thunberg is known for her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address the climate crisis.

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EU's top diplomat under fire again for 'Greta syndrome' remark

The European Commission had to apologize again on Monday for a comment by foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who had questioned young people's commitment to the fight against climate change, referring..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg seeks to trademark her name to stem misuse

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Instagram on Wednesday she has applied to register her name and that of the Fridays For Future movement she founded in 2018, which has gone global and..
Reuters - Published

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School strikes to continue until future saved, says Thunberg [Video]School strikes to continue until future saved, says Thunberg

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday (February 14) that school strikes, now in their 78th week, would go on until those in power did what was required to "save our future".

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The GOP solution to lowering carbon emissions? Plant trees [Video]The GOP solution to lowering carbon emissions? Plant trees

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by..

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Greta Thunberg to film documentary show with BBC Studios [Video]Greta Thunberg to film documentary show with BBC Studios

According to 'Variety,' it will follow the Swedish activist's environmental campaigns around the globe.

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BBC Studios Picks Up Greta Thunberg Series | THR News [Video]BBC Studios Picks Up Greta Thunberg Series | THR News

BBC Studios unveiled that its science unit would make a series with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Monday.

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Biden says Trump 'destroying soul of this nation' [Video]Biden says Trump 'destroying soul of this nation'

A day before the New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday told voters in Gilford, New Hampshire that "you don't have to stand" for Donald Trump.

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Thunberg heads to protest in Arctic Lapland [Video]Thunberg heads to protest in Arctic Lapland

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has expand her campaign to Swedish Lapland, learning about how climate change is affecting the Arctic region. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old was nominated by two members of Sweden’s Left Party, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling.

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German museum unveils wax statue of Greta Thunberg [Video]German museum unveils wax statue of Greta Thunberg

It was created by sculptor Gottfried Kruger.View on euronews

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Greta Thunberg Fights Back Against Steven Mnuchin's Criticism [Video]Greta Thunberg Fights Back Against Steven Mnuchin's Criticism

Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg responded to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. According to the HuffPost, Mnuchin said Thunberg needed a college degree in economics. He said he can’t take..

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Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders on climate change [Video]Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders on climate change

Young, renowned activist slams what she says is inaction of world leaders amid World Economic Forum in Davos.

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British royal Prince Charles meets climate activist Greta Thunberg [Video]British royal Prince Charles meets climate activist Greta Thunberg

Prince Charles said teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was "remarkable". View on euronews

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The Prince of Wales meets Greta Thunberg [Video]The Prince of Wales meets Greta Thunberg

The Prince of Wales met climate activist Greta Thunberg in Davos on Wednesday after telling world leaders "we simply cannot waste any more time" in the battle to save the planet. In a keynote address..

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Prince Charles discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg [Video]Prince Charles discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg

Following his speech on decarbonisation at the World Economic Forum in Davos Prince Charles met with climate activist Greta Thunberg to discuss the climate emergency. The Prince left the conference in..

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Trump 'would have loved' to see Greta speak at Davos [Video]Trump 'would have loved' to see Greta speak at Davos

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, said that Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg "ought to focus" on "other countries" instead of the "clean..

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A 'trillion trees' are not enough: Thunberg vs Trump [Video]A 'trillion trees' are not enough: Thunberg vs Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump used his part of his Davos speech to rail against climate activists while pledging to join a multinational tree-planting initiative. In an apparent rebuttal, Greta Thunberg..

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Davos 2020: Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg clash on climate at World Economic Forum in Davos [Video]Davos 2020: Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg clash on climate at World Economic Forum in Davos

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg turns to sarcasm to make her point on climate change as her nemesis Donald Trump hits out at the "prophets of doom".View on euronews

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Greta Thunberg at Davos 2020: 'The world, in case you haven't noticed, is currently on fire' [Video]Greta Thunberg at Davos 2020: 'The world, in case you haven't noticed, is currently on fire'

Greta Thunberg at Davos 2020: 'The world, in case you haven't noticed, is currently on fire'

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A 'trillion trees' is not enough: Thunberg vs Trump [Video]A 'trillion trees' is not enough: Thunberg vs Trump

Thousands of miles away from his impeachment trial in Washington, President Trump was in Davos where he pledged to plant join an initiative to plant trillion trees. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg..

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Trump denounces 'predictions of apocalypse' at Davos [Video]Trump denounces 'predictions of apocalypse' at Davos

U.S. President Donald Trump urged a packed forum at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday to "reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse."

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Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action [Video]Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action

Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by world decision-makers in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Conway..

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As Swiss summit ends, Greta's star outshines her critics

If making headlines and drawing flak is a measure of success at Davos, then Greta Thunberg probably came out on top of this year's edition of the Alpine business-meets-politics gathering.
Reuters - Published

'Stop (f)lying to us': Swiss ski town's teens join Greta in protest

A short walk from where she spent the week rubbing shoulders with world leaders, Greta Thunberg showed solidarity with the climate strikers of Davos on the last day of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Reuters - Published

Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights

Here are the highlights from Day 3 of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos:
Reuters - Published

Greta rejects U.S. Treasury chief's degree dig in latest climate clash

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg she should study economics on Thursday, a jibe which prompted the climate activist to say she didn't need a degree to know the world was not..
Reuters - Published

Get an economics degree Greta, then we'll talk: U.S. Treasury chief

Just as the spat between U.S. President Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg seemed to be subsiding, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a new dig at the climate activist on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Trump's parting gifts, the Piano Man, Greta meets a prince - Davos Wednesday highlights

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) rolled on into Wednesday in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Reuters - Published

Trump laments missing Davos star Greta's speech

U.S. President Donald Trump called climate activists like Greta Thunberg "prophets of doom" at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was lamenting not having watched the teenage..
Reuters - Published

Trump has parting words for the star of Davos, Greta Thunberg

Just before he departed the slopes of Davos, U.S. President Donald Trump had some final words for Greta Thunberg, saying he would have loved to have seen her speak at the World Economic Forum.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he would have loved to have seen Greta Thunberg speak

U.S. President Donald Trump said he doesn't think climate change is a hoax and would have loved to have seen Greta Thunberg speak while he was at Davos.
Reuters - Published

The Greta and Trump show - Davos highlights on Tuesday

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicked off on Tuesday in the ski town of Davos.
Reuters - Published

Thunberg v Trump: A trillion trees is 'not enough'

Activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday planting trees was not enough to address climate change, in an apparent rebuke to a pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump an hour earlier.
Reuters - Published

Trump touts U.S. economy, dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' as Greta looks on

U.S. President Donald Trump touted the success of the U.S. economy in Davos on Tuesday, dismissing "perennial prophets of doom" on climate change to an audience that included Greta Thunberg.
Reuters - Published

Greta says planting not enough after Trump backs trillion tree plan

Greta Thunberg said planting trees was not enough to address climate change on Tuesday, in an apparent rebuke to a planting pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg calls on world leaders to listen to young activists

Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business..
Reuters - Published

A eucalyptus tree in Tasmania has been named after Greta Thunberg

Environmentalists in Tasmania have named giant eucalypts after prominent conservationists, including young climate activist Greta Thunberg.
SBS - Published

Siemens to stick with Adani project despite Greta Thunberg's climate plea

The decision comes after thousands of protesters gathered outside Siemens offices across Germany calling for them to abandon the Adani coal mine project.
SBS - Published

I wouldn't have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump at a United Nations summit on global warming would have been a waste of time since he would not..
Reuters - Published

'How is this possible?': Greta Thunberg weighs in on Australia's bushfire crisis

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has lashed out a lack of political action in the wake of Australia's bushfire 'catastrophe'.
SBS - Published

World leaders given an F on climate as Thunberg joins Swedish school strikers

Greta Thunberg joined other young climate activists protesting outside the Swedish parliament on Friday for the first time since she embarked on a four-month overseas voyage to attend climate..
Reuters - Published

I need a break, says globetrotting Greta

Tireless teenage activist Greta Thunberg has been crisscrossing the globe by car, train and boat - but not plane - to demand action on climate change. But now even she needs a rest.
Reuters - Published

Trump mocks teen climate activist Thunberg: 'Chill Greta, Chill'

U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his ridicule of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday saying it was "ridiculous" that the Swedish climate activist was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019.
Reuters - Published

Europe launches 'Green Deal' as Thunberg denounces climate inaction

Europe sought to bolster the world's faltering battle against climate change on Wednesday with its "Green Deal" to slash fossil fuel dependence, while teen activist Greta Thunberg rebuked global..
Reuters - Published

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two..
Reuters - Published

Activist Thunberg turns spotlight on indigenous struggle at climate summit

Teen activist Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world's indigenous peoples against climate change on Monday, appearing at a U.N. summit alongside other young campaigners furious..
Reuters - Published

Activist Thunberg warns governments in Madrid that 'change is coming'

Teen activist Greta Thunberg took her call for bold action to tackle climate change to a U.N. summit in Spain on Friday, warning world leaders that a growing youth-led protest movement meant they could..
Reuters - Published

Activist Thunberg warns U.N. climate summit that leaders cannot hide

Teen activist Greta Thunberg took her call for bold action to tackle climate change to a U.N. summit in Spain on Friday, warning world leaders that a growing youth-led protest movement meant they could..
Reuters - Published

Thunberg says 'our voices' being heard but not translating into action

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday the voices of climate strikers are being heard but politicians are still not taking action.
Reuters - Published

Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summit

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg pulled in on the overnight train to Madrid on Friday, heading to a gathering of world leaders she says are failing to combat climate change.
Reuters - Published

Activist Thunberg channels youth fury to U.N. climate summit

Teen activist Greta Thunberg reached Europe on Tuesday after a 21-day catamaran dash across the Atlantic for a United Nations summit where she will invoke the fury of global youth at politicians'..
Reuters - Published

People underestimating 'angry kids,' says Greta Thunberg

People are failing to grasp the anger of the younger generation in the face of a changing climate, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg docks in Lisbon after Atlantic crossing

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after making a 20-day crossing from New York aboard the catamaran La Vagabonde, Reuters Television footage showed.
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Massive mural of Greta Thunberg stares down at San Francisco

A massive portrait of Greta Thunberg gazed down onto San Francisco on Tuesday night after an artist unveiled a mural of the Swedish teen activist in a bid to remind residents of the dangers posed by..
Reuters - Published

Spain to host U.N. climate talks in December after Chile cancels

Spain will host U.N. climate change talks in December after Chile withdrew, the United Nations said on Friday - a last-minute switch that has raised big logistical challenges and forced famed activist..
Reuters - Published

From Greta Thunberg to Julia Gillard: Here's who Australian girls say are their role models

A report released for Day of the Girl has found there is no shortage of female role models for Australia’s next generation of leaders to look up to.
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Climate change a bigger danger than sexism and poverty, Australian girls say

The ‘Greta effect’ is taking hold among young women and girls who say they aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in.
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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian praises climate activist Thunberg and hopes for meeting

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian heaped praise on Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday, calling her a "brave and amazing young woman" and said she shared her concerns about..
Reuters - Published

Putin: I don't share excitement about Greta Thunberg's U.N. speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday took aim at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, telling an energy forum he did not share the excitement about her United Nations speech last month.
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Russia's Putin criticizes Greta Thunberg's U.N. speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday dismissed environmental activist Greta Thunberg as a kind but poorly informed teenager manipulated into making unrealistic demands in her United Nations..
Reuters - Published

NSW principal under fire for saying Greta Thunberg has 'mental problems'

In a school newsletter, a Coffs Harbour principal said God was in charge of the world's future, not the predictions of a "little girl".
SBS - Published

Greta Thunberg shows what people with autism are capable of

The Swedish climate change campaigner is an inspiration for autistic people like me.
The Age - Published

Richard Glover: The power of being a changemaker

Forget Greta Thunberg, I am the world’s leading climate change campaigner.
The Age - Published

Not just Greta: These are the other times teenagers have influenced world politics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared "kids should be kids" just days after 16-year-old Greta Thunberg called on world leaders to act on climate change. But, here are some examples of young..
SBS - Published

A Nobel for Sweden's Greta Thunberg? A tough decision for prize committee

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's shaming of world leaders and air travelers over climate change has won her millions of admirers and attracted many new followers to her cause.
Reuters - Published

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