Greta Thunberg has started an international youth movement against climate change

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Greta Thunberg: Climate change activist is halfway to the US on her boat journey - send her your messages It's a busy week for climate campaigner Greta Thunberg. The 16-year-old is marking a year since she began her 'School Strike for Climate' protests and she has just reached the halfway point of her big boat journey to the US.  Back in August last year Greta called on school children across the world to miss school every Friday to protest against climate change.

She started the protests to demand that world leaders act to tackle the problem of climate change. Since then her protests have been joined by millions of children and adults too. So what would you like to say to the climate activist?

Do you have a message of encouragement for Greta on her journey? Maybe you'd like to congratulate her on a year of protests?



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At just 16 years old, Greta Thunberg has started an international youth movement against climate change. The Swedish teenager first staged a "School Strike for Climate" in front of the Swedish Parliament in August last year.  She continued to gain international attention after speaking at the U.N. Climate Talks in Poland last December.

Her strike has inspired students from around the world, leading tens of thousands of students from Germany, Japan, the UK, Australia and many more to join her #FridaysforFuture demonstrations. The walkouts were seen as a chance to build towards a global day of school strikes on 15 March

Four years ago, she was diagnosed with Asperger's, a form of autism.



"Being different is a gift," she told the BBC, "It makes me see things from outside the box. I don't easily fall for lies, I can see through things. If I would've been like everyone else, I wouldn't have started this school strike for instance." She told Rolling Stone magazine that the first woman to inspire her was Rosa Parks. "I learned she was an introvert, and I'm also an introvert," says Greta. Talking about Rosa Parks, Greta explained how "one person can make such a huge difference."

Greta has been missing lessons every Friday to continue protesting outside the Swedish parliament.

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