Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg made international headlines when at age 15 she skipped school to protest against global warming outside the Swedish parliament. In this impassioned speech, she shares her disillusionment with climate apathy and offers a timely reminder of what is at stake. Thunberg’s thesis isn’t innovative, but her stark black-and-white worldview shines a startlingly bright spotlight on the climate crisis and prompts widespread action.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why Greta Thunberg’s protest made international headlines and
- Why wealthy nations must take the lead in addressing the climate crisis.
About the Speaker
In 2019, members of Norway’s parliament nominated climate activist Greta Thunberg for a Nobel Peace Prize.