• Greta Thunberg - Swedish environmental activist
    Birth Date3 January 2003
    Birth PlaceStockholm, Sweden
    Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change. 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. On 11 December 2019, Time magazine named Thunberg Person of the Year. She is the first person born in the 21st century to be named Person of the Year, and the youngest individual Time Person of the Year.

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