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Greta Thunberg shows support for Joe Biden in rare political tweet

The Swedish 17-year-old said in a tweet that she never engages in party politics, but that “the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that”.
Greta Thunberg, who sparked a global climate protest movement after striking outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, could encourage participation among younger voters who are typically less likely to vote than older Americans.(via REUTERS)
Greta Thunberg, who sparked a global climate protest movement after striking outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, could encourage participation among younger voters who are typically less likely to vote than older Americans.(via REUTERS)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 08:43 PM IST
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Stockholm | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Nobel Peace Prize 2020: Greta Thunberg, WHO, Jacinda Ardern among top picks

US President Donald Trump, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin were also nominated for the prestigious prize.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a ‘Fridays For Future’ protest at the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen) in Stockholm.(via REUTERS)
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a ‘Fridays For Future’ protest at the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen) in Stockholm.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Stealing our future: Greta Thunberg and 3 other activists accuse EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on carbon emissions

Climate change activists Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Adélaïde Charlier and Anuna de Wever van der Heyden take extensive research in their own hands after claiming that the proposed carbon emission reduction targets for the EU by 2030 are nowhere near enough to be in line with the target of the Paris Agreement
Greta Thunberg accuses EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on reduction of carbon emissions(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg accuses EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on reduction of carbon emissions(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

World’s youth rallies against climate change

United under Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people rallied worldwide on Friday to demand urgent action to halt catastrophic climate change, in their first global protest since the coronavirus crisis began.
Thunberg and a handful of members of her group, Fridays for Future, assembled outside parliament with signs bearing slogans including “Stop Denying the Climate Is Dying”. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Thunberg and a handful of members of her group, Fridays for Future, assembled outside parliament with signs bearing slogans including “Stop Denying the Climate Is Dying”. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

A Nobel Peace Prize for Greta Thunberg? In the age of climate change and coronavirus, it is possible

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, experts say. The winner of the $1 million prize will be announced in Oslo on Oct. 9 from a field of 318 candidates.
FILE PHOTO: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a poster reading
FILE PHOTO: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a poster reading "School strike for Climate" as she protests in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen, in Stockholm, Sweden, September 4, 2020.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 02:25 PM IST
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Oslo | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Greta Thunberg warns of fallouts from climate change in powerful documentary trailer that gives goosebumps

Sweden’s teen climate change activist, Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer grabs over 1.3 million views, makes hair stand on the ends with climate emergency warnings ahead of cinematic release worldwide starting October 16
Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer will surely give you goosebumps(YouTube/Hulu)
Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer will surely give you goosebumps(YouTube/Hulu)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Greta Thunberg calls for immediate focus of news on wildfires raging across the US West Coast

‘It needs to dominate the news. All the time’: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg draws social media users’ attention on the wildfires that are raging across parts of the US West Coast as they doubled in size between Wednesday and Thursday
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s documentary to premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Documentary on Greta Thunberg follows the Swedish environmentalist and contains never-seen-before footage of her harrowing two-week sailing journey across the Atlantic to speak at the UN climate conference in New York in 2019, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival
Greta Thunberg’s documentary contains never-seen-before footage(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg’s documentary contains never-seen-before footage(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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Venice | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Lot of unanswered questions in Thunberg’s approach to Indian education system: Nishank

There has been growing concern about the competitive examinations being held amid the contagion that has claimed over 60,000 lives and infected more than 3.2 million Indians
Climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Bloomberg)
Climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 10:42 AM IST
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Greta Thunberg back in class after year off for awareness on climate change

Since her last school year finished in June 2019, the teenager’s travels around the world meant that she ended up doing lessons remotely.
Greta Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.(Bloomberg)
Greta Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 25, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Angela Merkel hosts Greta Thunberg for talks on climate crisis

Merkel said Swedish 17-year-old Thunberg and her co-campaigners Luisa Neubauer from Germany and Belgium’s Anuna De Wever and Adelaide Charlier had requested the meeting and she was “pleased” to welcome them to the chancellery.
The meeting comes exactly two years after Thunberg, then 15, started skipping school to strike outside the Swedish parliament to dramatise the need for action against global warming.(Reuters file photo)
The meeting comes exactly two years after Thunberg, then 15, started skipping school to strike outside the Swedish parliament to dramatise the need for action against global warming.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Berlin | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Greta Thunberg demands ‘crisis’ response to climate change

In an interview with Reuters television, the 17-year-old said governments would only be able to mount a meaningful response once they accepted they needed to transform the whole economic system.
The letter called for climate policies to be designed to protect workers and the most vulnerable and reduce economic, racial and gender inequalities, as well as moves to “safeguard and protect” democracy.(AP)
The letter called for climate policies to be designed to protect workers and the most vulnerable and reduce economic, racial and gender inequalities, as well as moves to “safeguard and protect” democracy.(AP)
Published on Jul 16, 2020 06:34 PM IST
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London | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Greta Thunberg has hope for climate, despite leaders’ inaction

The 17-year-old has become a global figurehead of the youth climate movement since she started her one-woman protests outside the Swedish parliament in 2018.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg blasts governments and businesses that use what she calls “creative accounting” to makes their emissions look lower than they are and apply the word “green” to industries that are not.(REUTERS)
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg blasts governments and businesses that use what she calls “creative accounting” to makes their emissions look lower than they are and apply the word “green” to industries that are not.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 01:20 PM IST
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Berlin | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Climate activist Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 for kids in Covid-19 crisis

UNICEF said the funds would give it a boost as it struggles to support children impacted by anti-virus lockdowns and school closures, particularly in the fields of “food shortages, strained health care systems, violence and lost education.”
Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg has made donations to the UNICEF for children in Covid-19 pandemic.(AFP File Photo)
Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg has made donations to the UNICEF for children in Covid-19 pandemic.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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United Nations | By Agence France-Presse

Is Greta Thunberg Covid-19 positive? Likely, she says after Europe trip

Thunberg said the symptoms emerged after she returned from a trip around central Europe, and that she and her father had isolated themselves as a precaution.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg(Reuters photo)
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg(Reuters photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 10:45 AM IST
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Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse

‘Netas don’t believe climate change is real’: 8 year old climate activist who refused PM’s honour

Eight year old climate activist from Manipur Licypriya Kangujam is known as Indian ‘Greta’, after being compared to award-winning Swedish teenage environment activist Greta Thunberg, for her passion towards the fight against climate change.
Licpriya Kangujam also demanded that climate change should be made a compulsory subject in schools because she believes that it will help in the fight against climate change.(Licypriya Kangujam/Twitter)
Licpriya Kangujam also demanded that climate change should be made a compulsory subject in schools because she believes that it will help in the fight against climate change.(Licypriya Kangujam/Twitter)
Published on Mar 08, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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Imphal, Manipur | By Press Trust of India

British police issue safety warning over Greta Thunberg rally

The event has been organised by the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate group, part of a global movement of school students who stage protests in school time over what they say is the lack of government action on climate change.
A safety warning has been issued over a climate protest rally scheduled to be addressed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters image)
A safety warning has been issued over a climate protest rally scheduled to be addressed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters image)
Published on Feb 28, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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London | By Reuters

‘Only friend I’d skip school for’: Malala Yousafzai on meeting Greta Thunberg

Both women, Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, shot to worldwide fame after standing up for major global issues.
The met at Oxford University.(Twitter/@Malala)
The met at Oxford University.(Twitter/@Malala)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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London | By Reuters

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg donates prize money to new foundation

The Swedish teenager said in January that she was establishing a foundation to handle the money she gets from book royalties, donations and prizes.
File photo of Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg(AP File)
File photo of Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg(AP File)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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London | By Reuters

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Swedish MPs

Thunberg, 17, was mentioned as a possible Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2019, when the honour ultimately went to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve a long-running conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Greta Thunberg and the global protest movement “Fridays for Future” were nominated Thursday for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize(Bloomberg)
Greta Thunberg and the global protest movement “Fridays for Future” were nominated Thursday for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 06:04 AM IST
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Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse

Greta Thunberg patents own name and ‘Fridays for Future’

“My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever,” the 17-year-old Swede wrote on her Instagram account.
Greta Thunberg said Wednesday she has registered both her own name and her “Fridays For Future” global protest movement as trademarks(REUTERS)
Greta Thunberg said Wednesday she has registered both her own name and her “Fridays For Future” global protest movement as trademarks(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 06:46 AM IST
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Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse

‘Don’t call me Greta of India,’ says 8-year-old climate activist from Manipur. Here’s why

In her tweet, Licypriya Kangujam called Greta Thunberg an inspiration and influencer but added that they both have their own stories.
Licypriya Kangujam called Greta Thunberg but has requested people not to refer to her as ‘Greta of India’.(Twitter/@LicypriyaK)
Licypriya Kangujam called Greta Thunberg but has requested people not to refer to her as ‘Greta of India’.(Twitter/@LicypriyaK)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 08:47 PM IST
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‘Don’t need degree to know about climate targets’: Greta to US Treasury chief

Asked about Greta Thunberg’s previous calls to divest from fossil fuels, Steven Mnuchin told a news briefing in Davos: “Is she the chief economist? I’m confused ... After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.”
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(Reuters image)
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(Reuters image)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 06:43 AM IST
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Davos, Switzerland | By Reuters

US tells Greta Thunberg to ‘study economics’ in Davos climate spat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday also said in a keynote address that governments were obliged to act on the younger generation’s concerns over climate change.
The United States’ financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt(AP)
The United States’ financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt(AP)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse

Donald Trump ‘would have loved’ to have met Greta Thunberg at Davos

Also speaking at Davos, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the administration’s policies, saying its views had been misinterpreted.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 06:24 PM IST
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Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse

‘A lot has happened, but nothing has been done yet to save the planet’: Greta Thunberg

In 2018, Greta Thunberg began protesting outside the Swedish parliament during school hours with a sign painted with the words, ‘Skolstrejk for Klimatet’ (School Strike for Climate). She has continued to strike every Friday, inspiring hundreds of thousands of children worldwide to follow her example
Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks as people take part in a climate change rally in Denver, Colorado in 2019.(Reuters)
Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks as people take part in a climate change rally in Denver, Colorado in 2019.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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Davos | By Press Trust of India

US President Trump, teen activist Thunberg to address World Economic Forum at Davos as hundreds gather in protest

US President Trump is expected to attend on Tuesday and Wednesday, as hearings get under way in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers are set to decide whether he should be removed from office.
US President Donald Trump is the headline speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.(REUTERS File)
US President Donald Trump is the headline speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 09:29 AM IST
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Davos, Switzerland | By Reuters

Roger Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal

The 20-time Grand Slam winner and current world number three said he would pledge the funds at a charity match he will take part in later this week to raise funds for the appeal ahead of the Australian Open starting on January 20.
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse

‘Appreciate reminders of my responsibility’ - Roger Federer responds to Greta Thunberg’s criticism over climate crisis

Several protesters gathered outside the court in Lausanne, and some of them carried banners which read: “Credit Suisse is destroying the planet. Roger, do you support them?”
File photo of Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
File photo of Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 05:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Are child crusaders, heroes fair game for adults who snipe?

Children and teens, in this era of blurred boundaries, have at their disposal mobile megaphones - for the first time in human history - to reach the entire world.
Children and teens, in this era of blurred boundaries, have at their disposal mobile megaphones — for the first time in human history — to reach the entire world.(Reuters)
Children and teens, in this era of blurred boundaries, have at their disposal mobile megaphones — for the first time in human history — to reach the entire world.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 02:20 PM IST
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