Greta Thunberg's Climate Rally Destroys Healthy Green Patch of Land | 22 Words

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.

Despite the support she has, Thunberg has also been subjected to a lot of criticism, as we all know. But this time, the reasons why she's been called out are completely absurd...

Keep scrolling to find out what happened...

Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate change movement.

The Swedish seventeen-year-old has been responsible for the global school strike movement, which began with weekly Friday school strikes to protest for climate change action.

Just over a year ago, she was relatively unknown.

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Greta 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.

Her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the 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.

While a little over a year ago, the name "Greta Thunberg" was relatively unknown, now, her's is the first name that springs to mind when you think of the climate change movement.

Thunberg is known for delivering blistering, matter-of-fact speeches about the urgency of what she calls the "climate crisis."

If we fast-forward to now, Thunberg continues to hold governments accountable during her powerful talks, which have seen her nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and placed in TIME's top one-hundred influential people in the world list.

Her message is clear: we need to act now.

Having whipped up a gigantic global youth movement, climate change is finally getting the attention it deserves, but Thunberg still believes that governments are the ones who still aren't listening. 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.

Rising global temperatures pose a high risk of social and environmental disasters, including floods, drought, wildfires, and food shortages for millions of people across our planet.

Thunberg has gone to great lengths to fight her cause.

In July last year, the teen ditched environmentally damaging air travel and sailed across the Atlantic to attend the U.N. climate summits in the U.S. and Chile.

Little by little, her trailblazing activism seems to be sinking in.

According to 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.

On September 20, 2019,  millions around the world, from London to New York, Sydney to Colombia, ditched the classroom to peacefully protest for climate action in what Thunberg dubs "Fridays for Future."

She's also backed by a whole host of famous faces.

Including the likes of Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

But, Thunberg's movement has been met with waves of criticism.

Her activism has seen her labeled "melodramatic" amongst other things, as well as others saying that she is being used as a political shield. Though her critics don't seem to have stopped her.

It's been a busy year for the teen.

Thunberg was even listed as 1 of 4 winners of the 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.

Not only is she so young, but she has also been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, something she says is her "superpower."

Her story is inspirational.

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So much so, that she's even getting her own TV show!

But in other Greta-related news, she's recently come under fire... Yet again.

Honestly, it just seems as though the young activist can't ever do anything right, according to her haters.

This time, the locals from Bristol, England have been criticizing her.

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And this may be one of the most ridiculous reasons yet. During a recent rally at College Green, the Swedish activist has been accused of damaging a "healthy" patch of grass because it is now muddy...

That's right. It's muddy.

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Well, what else do you expect when hundreds of people gather in the rain? Nonetheless, the locals were left enraged after seeing the "consequences" of the rally.

One person on Facebook said this:

"Oh the irony, hundreds of people turning up to talk about our planet dying end up destroying a green area." While another on Twitter said: "Call themselves green campaigners and then create this mess without a thought for the feelings of others. Most of them probably came from outside of Bristol so don't care a hoot."

Some people will literally latch on to anything.

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Get over it and start doing things that can actually help the environment instead of just sitting and complaining behind a screen. If you're in the mood to read more about ways you can help the earth, then keep scrolling...