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These words struck me deeply. And it has followed us our entire lives.
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This simple realisation prompted Greta Thunberg15, to protest in the most effective way she knew. Her protest has captured the imagination of a country that has been struck by heatwaves and wildfires in its hottest summer since records began years ago.
Thunberg herself is a diminutive girl with pigtails and a fleeting smile — not the stereotypical leader of a climate revolution. When people tell her she should be at school, she points to the textbooks in her satchel. What am I going to learn in school?
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Her parents want her to give up her protest and go back to school. One teacher to have downed tools to her protest is Benjamin Wagner, But we are heading full speed for a catastrophe, and in this situation the only reasonable thing is to be unreasonable.
There are s that more Swedes are listening. The Green party, a partner in the centre-left coalition government, was languishing in the polls before the country was hit by more than 60 forest fireswhich raged for weeks through a rural tinderbox created by the unprecedented drought. Thanks to the hot summer it has become easier for people to imagine what climate change can mean for us and others in Europe if we continue to ignore what is happening.
We need drastic change. Her mother, the well known opera singer Malena Ernman, has given up her international career because of the climate effects of aviation. We started looking into it, reading all the books — she has read them too.
Her teachers were telling her to turn off the lights and save paper, then flying off to New York for a holiday. While on strike, she has done a lot of homework and read three books, her father says. But we respect that she wants to make a stand. She can either sit at home and be really unhappy, or protest and be happy.
She sees her condition not as a disability but as a gift which has helped open her eyes to the climate crisis. I believe that one person can make a difference.
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