A 15-year-old girl took world leaders to task over their failure to act on climate change. Speaking at a United Nations climate conference in December, Greta Thunberg, a young climate activist from Sweden, told climate change negotiators they were “not mature enough to tell it like it is.” She accused them of focusing on economic growth because they were “too scared of being unpopular”. “But I don’t care about being popular,” said Greta. “I care about climate justice and the living planet.”
Greta was eight years old when she first learnt about climate change, and she was shocked to see how little was being done about it. Since then she has campaigned for adults to put our planet’s future before making money.