18-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Doesn't Care, Won't Tell Anyone What To Do Any More

Hanima Anand |Jan 05, 2021

The famous Swedish environmentalist has turned 18 now but her approach seems to be less aggressive than before. She said she didn’t care anymore.

Greta Thunberg who challenged politicians to take immediate actions on environmental issues at 2018 UN conference has become an 18-year-old woman. She has a much different approach now.

Greta Thunberg On 18th Birthday
Latest image of Greta Thunberg on her 18th birthday

Greta Thunberg won't tell people what to do

Once popular for her strong criticism towards human activities that do harm to the environment, the Swedish activist had an interview with Sunday Times on her 18th birthday that:

“I don’t care. I’m not telling anyone else what to do.”

Talking about the celebrities who often promoted environmental protection but flew around the world, Greta Thunberg wasn’t annoyed anymore. She said:

“There is a risk when you are vocal about these things and don’t practise as you preach, then you will be criticised and what you are saying won’t be taken seriously.”

Greta Thunberg Protest
Thunberg started her school strike at a very young age. Photo credit: Reuters.

Meanwhile, Ms. Thunberg highlighted that it was human behavior that was the problem, not the people themselves. That’s why she didn’t think having children at this sensitive period was irresponsible to the Earth.

When being asked about her ideal birthday present, the young activist hoped people could do more to protect the planet, but she would be grateful if given some new headlights for her bike.

Thunberg also shared that she didn’t need new clothes as the clothing industry had negative impacts on the environment. She often asked others for old clothes or the worst scenario was buying second-hand.

Greta Thunberg Sailing Across Atlantic
She used to sail across the Atlantic to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the flights.

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg is one of the most famous environmental activists in recent years. She was born in 2003 to an opera singer and actor.

At the age of eight, she first heard about climate change and was depressed at the situation. Three or four years after suffering depression, Thunberg decided to start her school strike to raise awareness. She also forced her family to lower their carbon footprint by becoming vegan or saying goodbye to flights though her mother is an international singer.

Greta Thunberg At Un Conference
Her rage at the UN conference caused controversial reactions in the public.

Her most striking presence in public was at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Here, she criticized the world leaders as ‘not mature enough to tell it like it is’ and challenged them to take immediate actions to save the Earth.

From that time onwards, she often joins international events to raise public awareness of environmental problems. She is also well known for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on a racing yacht installed with solar panels and turbines instead of flying. However, reports told that several crew had flown to New York to bring the yacht back to Europe after her trip, so it’s rather counterproductive.

During her active years, many people have questioned the motivation of Greta Thunberg. Some even called her an actor and her entire speech at UN nothing more than an overacting performance. However, the young girls have successfully drawn massive attention to her journey and get many people to believe in her mission.

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