Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg: Person Of The Year 2019, Biography, Wiki,Age, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Facts You Need To Know.
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg: Person Of The Year 2019, Biography, Wiki,Age.
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. Thunberg is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address what she describes as the climate crisis.
Greta Thunberg Age.
She is 16 year old.
Thunberg first became known for her activism in August 2018 when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on global warming by holding up a sign saying (in Swedish) “School strike for the climate”. Soon, other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together, they organised a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future. After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world. In 2019, there were at least two coordinated multi-city protests involving over one million students each. At home, Thunberg convinced her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint, including giving up air travel and not eating meat.
Greta Thunberg sudden rise to world fame:
Her sudden rise to world fame has made her a leader and a target. In May 2019, Thunberg was featured on the cover of Time magazine, which named her a “next generation leader” and noted that many see her as a role model. Thunberg and the school strike movement were also featured in a 30-minute Vice documentary titled Make the World Greta Again. Some media have described her impact on the world stage as the “Greta Thunberg effect”. Thunberg has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and being named as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019 by Time magazine, eventually being named Time Person of the Year 2019 later that year.She was the youngest ever Time Person of the Year. In September 2019, she addressed the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Thunberg was also nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize which was ultimately awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali.
Family & Ethnicity
Greta Thunberg has the Swedish ethnicity and both her parents are artists- her father, Svante Thunberg is a Swedish actor; while her mother, Malena Ernman is a popular opera singer. Her paternal grandfather, Olof Thunberg is also a Swedish actor and director; while her paternal grandmother’s name is Mona Andersson. Greta has a younger sister named Beata Thunberg who is also diagnosed with Asperger’s.
- Many magazines have questioned Thunberg’s phenomenal rise as a climate activist. A Swiss magazine, Die Weltwoche, questioned why Thunberg was getting so much support when another teen activist, Izabella Nilsson Jarvandi, who campaigns against migration and “globalism,” barely gets noticed.
- Greta’s mother was also accused of leveraging Greta’s name for her book’s publicity. The PR team of Greta’s mother launched the book with a picture of Greta on school strike on Instagram and published an article about her on Facebook.
- She was honored with the Fryshuset scholarship of the Young Role Model of the Year in November 2018.
- Time Magazine named Greta Thunberg one of the world’s 25 most influential teenagers of 2018.
- In March 2019, she was proclaimed the most important woman of the year in Sweden; on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
- Three Norwegian lawmakers nominated Greta Thunberg for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in March 2019.
- On March 31, 2019, she received the German Goldene Kamera Special Climate Protection award.
- In April 2019, Amnesty International honored her with their most prestigious award, the Ambassador of Conscience Award.
- On July 12, 2019, she received the Geddes Environment Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
- On September 25, 2019, she was named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.
Facts You Need To Know
- The activist, 16, inspired the school strikes for the climate movement
- She has become the face of the youth climate movement, drawing large crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences over the past year and a half
- Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said she ‘came from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement’, confirming she is their youngest ever choice
- Malala Yousafzai was runner up in 2012, losing out to Barack Obama, aged 15
- Thunberg’s accusations that leaders are failing younger generations have made headlines, including her shouts of ‘How dare you?’ at the U.N. General Assembly
- This year’s shortlist included President Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi