Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg FRSGS (Swedish; born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who has gained international recognition for promoting the view that humanity is facing an existential crisis arising from climate change. Thunberg is known for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticizes world leaders for their failure to take sufficient action to address the climate crisis.Thunberg's activism started after convincing her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint. In August 2018, at age 15, she started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on climate change by holding up a sign reading Skolstrejk för klimatet (School strike for 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. After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world. In 2019, there were multiple coordinated multi-city protests involving over a million students each. To avoid flying, Thunberg sailed to North America where she attended the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.View the profile
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I know you don't want to talk about this. But I assure you I will continue to repeat these numbers until you do it feel like to have a 67% chance of limiting the global average temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. We had on January 1st 2018 about 420 gigatons of CO2 left in the budget. And of course that number is much lower today as we miss about put it to get tons of CO2 every year including land use. With today's emissions levels that remaining budget is gone within less than 8 years.
And why is it so important to stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius? Because even if one degree people are dying from climate change because that is what the United science cold sore to avoid destabilizing the climate so that we have the best possible chance to avoid sitting of irreversible chain reactions every fraction of a degree matches. I've been repeating these numbers over and over again in almost every speech but honestly, I don't think I have once seen any media
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