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.
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 she's even getting her own TV show!
But in other Greta-related news, she's recently come under fire... Yet again.
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
This time, the locals from Bristol, England have been criticizing her.
via: Getty ImagesAnd 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.
via: Getty ImagesWell, 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 A fundraising page has been set up to repair College Green in Bristol after it was turned into a mud b… https://t.co/WWX7oZdspa— Jim Slater (@Jim Slater)1582912325.0
Some people will literally latch on to anything.
via: Getty ImagesGet 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...