Greta Thunberg is a 17-year-old climate activist who got the inspiration to fight climate change at a young age. She has a lot to say about climate, politics, and cultural issues. Thunberg is a leading voice for millions of people all over the world. She became conscious of climate and the greenhouse effect when she was just 8-years-old and has since then stood up for the cause.
Who is Greta Thunberg?
Thunberg’s interest in climate soon paid off as she was named the face of climate change activism, and the 2019 TIME Person of the Year. She started by airing simple messages about climate to a thousand people, but these messages inspired millions of people around the globe. She has led numerous climate strikes and has given speeches that spread across the internet.
Thunberg’s view on climate change is that humanity is going through an existential crisis that will have a disproportionate effect on young people. She claims this effect will affect the future of the young generation, or there possibly won’t be a future at all. She detests that global warming will rob the young generation of a future due to the actions of the current generation of adults.
There are many remarkable things about this teenager. One of them is how bluntly she speaks. She bluntly accuses business and political leaders of not taking expected actions about climate change. She speaks about their failure to work together and take action about climate change.
What Does Greta Thunberg Want?
Her climate change activism began in her home and school until she moved on to the Swedish government. Thunberg didn’t stop there, as she urged students in different countries to also take on the protest and get their countries to do better.
She spoke at international summits on the need for government to cut global emissions. Thunberg wants banks, firms, and governments to cut their investment subsidy on fossil fuels- coal, oil, and gas. She said they should rather invest in research, existing sustainable technology, and importantly, in restoring nature.
Here is What We Think
We understand the young climate change activist and her concerns about the effect. We won’t fail to agree that the blame is on the most powerful corporations in the world. However, there is a probability that many of her policies are misguided. Many of the powerful politicians who seem to support her movement are deeply involved and invested in many industries fueling the greenhouse effect.
Thunberg’s proposed policy of heavy carbon taxes may not significantly affect the fossil fuel industry. It can only make the cost of business operations a little higher, leaving average car owners to pay the real cost. So, this policy doesn’t seem good enough. However, Thunberg’s heart and mind are in the right place. We just need some more potential solutions to fix the global climate issue.