After a year of intense activism, teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is heading back to school.
It's been a busy year.
via: Getty ImagesGreta Thunberg has truly dominated environmental news over the past 12 months.
But all things must come to an end.
via: Getty ImagesAs Greta has confirmed this week.
But it's all over.
via: GettyThunberg is headed back to class.
She confirmed her move with an Instagram post.
via: GettyAnd it seems she's quite happy to return!
But where did it all begin?
via: GettyStarting one day in August 2018, a then fifteen-year-old Thunberg decided to skip school to sit outside Sweden's Parliament in Stockholm with the simple sign, “Skolstrejk För Klimatet" - translating to “School Strike for Climate."
Photos of the teen sitting in protest went viral on social media...
via: GettyAnd, suddenly, millions of people were inspired.
Within a year, her message had spread like wildfire...
via: GettyAnd millions of people all over the world had taken to the streets to fight against climate change.
It was a whirlwind year for the teenager.
via: GettyThunberg attended numerous marches and protests all over the world and was even invited to the UN Climate Conference in New York, which she traveled to on a zero-emissions boat.
Her damning speech went viral...
via: GettyThe activist blasted world leaders and politicians for their lack of action regarding climate change. "How dare you," she exclaimed. "I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?"
And, fast forward to 2020...
via: GettyGreta Thunberg has become somewhat of a household name.
She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year...
via: GettyAnd was declared as TIME's Person of the Year for 2019.
She has risen to unprecedented levels of fame...
via: GettyAnd her unwavering commitment to saving our planet continues to inspire people to live more sustainably every day.
Thunberg has spoken to the Guardian, 2 years after she first took a stand on the so-called climate crisis.
"Looking back [over two years], a lot has happened."
via: Getty Images"Many millions have taken to the streets … and on 28 November 2019, the European parliament declared a climate and environmental emergency," said Thunberg.
But, it's been far from sunshine and rainbows, according to Thunberg.
She goes on to say we are "still in a state of denial."
via: Getty Images"When it comes to action, we are still in a state of denial. The gap between what we need to do and what’s actually being done is widening by the minute."
via: Getty Images"Effectively, we have lost another 2 crucial years to political inaction."
Essentially, Thunberg believes we have done nothing to actually stop the problem.
via: Getty ImagesIt's pretty damming stuff.