Who Is Greta Thunberg And What Is #SchoolStrike4Climate?

Greta Thunberg is 16 year old Swidish Climate activist

She has been fanatically reading and researching climate change for seven years and since last summer, she has been skipping school every Friday to sit on the steps of the Swedish parliament with a home-made sign that reads ‘Skolstrejk för Klimatet’ (School strike for the climate).

She fanned larger movement with weekly protests in front of her country’s parliament, Riksdag and inspired thousands of students across the globe to work for the climate.

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In Brussels on January 24, 35,000 secondary school students marched on the European Parliament in the city’s biggest student demonstration in recent memory

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Students have pledged to join their peers in weekly demonstrations leading up to March 15. Greta Thunberg has called for strike across the world and named it #SchoolStrike4Climate

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