Greta Thunberg is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about seventeen-year-olds right now. The teen has truly made a mark on the world with her unwavering commitment to the climate change movement - a cause which is showing no signs of slowing down.
And it seems Greta's time in the spotlight is far from over as she will now be the center of her own TV show with one of the biggest broadcasters in the world
Not everyone is happy with the announcement. Keep scrolling to find out more...
Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate change movement.
Just over a year ago, she was relatively unknown.
via: TwitterGreta would regularly sit on her own outside Swedish parliament, first staging a "School Strike for Climate" in August last year. In the weeks leading up to the country’s general election, Thunberg sat on the steps outside of the parliament building in Stockholm, holding up the now-iconic sign that read “Skolstrejk För Klimatet" — translating to “school strike for climate."
The teen sat outside the building during school hours for 3 weeks.Paris Agreement. By sacrificing her education to protest for action, Thunberg began to conjure up attention and gain traction online.
Her unwavering commitment to the environment has woken the rest of the world.
Thunberg is known for delivering blistering, matter-of-fact speeches about the urgency of what she calls the "climate crisis."
Her message is clear: we need to act now.According to the United Nations, humanity has under twelve years to prevent a climate change crisis. A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the end of 2018 called for immediate “unprecedented changes" to all aspects of society.
If we do not act, the future, if there is one at all, will be very bleak.
Thunberg has gone to great lengths to fight her cause.
Little by little, her trailblazing activism seems to be sinking in.Live Kindly, earlier this year, Mohammed Barkindo — the secretary-general of OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) — acknowledged public opinion surrounding the climate crisis as a threat to the oil industry.
And her youth school strike movement is growing on a mass scale.
She's also backed by a whole host of famous faces.Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But, Thunberg's movement has been met with waves of criticism.
It's been a busy year for the teen.2019 Right Livelihood Award, which is widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," as well as honored as TIME's Person of the Year.
There's no denying at just seventeen, she's truly made her mark on the world.
Her story is inspirational.
via: Getty ImagesSo much so, that it's been announced that she had landed her own TV show.
Posting on Twitter, the BBC shared the exciting news of the upcoming show.
BBC Studios’ Science Unit announces series with Greta Thunberg. @bbcstudios’ award winning Science Unit announces… https://t.co/Vxd2PihYzW— BBC Studios Press Office (@BBC Studios Press Office)1581343878.0
Throughout the series, Thunberg will talk to scientists and political leaders on the pressing issue of climate change.
Rob Liddell, BBC Studios Executive Producer, spoke out about why they decided to commission the program.
But not everyone was happy with the news...
@BBCStudiosPress @bbcstudios @GretaThunberg A slap in the face for every qualified scientist. #UnWoke #GretaDaddysMouthpiece— Anna (@Anna)1581353748.0