Greta Thunberg

  • Greta Thunberg Jan 24

    Thunberg Brushes Off Mockery From US Finance Chief

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

  • Greta Thunberg Jan 21

    Backatcha: Thunberg Returns Trump’s Climate Jibe

    The 17-year-old Swedish activist wasted little time on Tuesday to push back against U.S. President Donald Trump’s description of climate campaigners as “the perennial prophets of doom” who predict the “apocalypse.”

  • Greta Thunberg Jan 8

    Are Child Crusaders, Heroes Fair Game for Adults Who Snipe?

    Children and teens, in this era of blurred boundaries, have at their disposal mobile megaphones — for the first time in human history — to reach the entire world. But does it give those who hear them the right to slap back?

  • Donald Trump Dec 30, 2019

    Obama, Trump Tie for Most Admired Man in 2019

    Donald Trump’s favorability improved since last year, landing him in a tie with Barack Obama as the year’s “most admired man.” Michelle Obama took the spot for most admired woman in Gallup’s annual poll of Americans, followed by Melania Trump in second place.

  • New Year's Eve Dec 30, 2019

    Science Teachers, Students Get Times Square New Year’s Stage

    This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will spotlight efforts to combat climate change when high school science teachers and students press the button that begins the famous 60-second ball drop and countdown to next year.

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 15, 2019

    Greta Thunberg Apologizes for ‘Against the Wall’ Comment

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has apologized for saying politicians should be put “against the wall” after critics took it to mean that she was advocating violence. The 16-year-old Swede made the comment in a speech to young activists in the Italian city of Turin on Friday. Thunberg later said she was making a literal translation from Swedish, in which…

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 14, 2019

    First Lady Appears to Condone Trump’s Criticism of Greta Thunberg

    Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband’s criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.” “He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in an emailed statement the day after President...

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 12, 2019

    Trump, Facing Impeachment Vote, Attacks Teen Greta Thunberg

    President Donald Trump criticized the selection of climate activist Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine’s person of the year, tweeting about the 16-year-old Swede hours before the House Judiciary Committee was set for a historic vote to advance articles of impeachment....

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    It’s the second time that Trump has mocked Thunberg, who bested Trump on a shortlist of Time’s contenders due to...

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 11, 2019

    Thunberg ‘a Bit Surprised’ to Be Time Person of the Year

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade. As she left a U.N. climate conference in Madrid, Thunberg told The Associated Press that she was “a bit surprised” at the recognition....

  • climate change Dec 11, 2019

    Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Is Time’s 2019 Person of the Year

    Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been named the 2019 TIME Person of the Year, becoming the youngest figure to receive the distinction in its 92-year history.

    The 16-year-old from Sweden has become a prominent face in the fight to save the environment from the effects of climate change.

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 10, 2019

    Greta Thunberg Changes Twitter Bio in Response to Brazil President’s ‘Brat’ Insult

    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given to the 16-year-old, who earlier tweeted a link to a story about the murder of two indigenous people in Brazil’s Maranhao state. In his...

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Clamor as Greta Thunberg Joins Climate Activists in Madrid

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Madrid on Friday to join thousands of other young people in a march to demand world leaders take real action against climate change. After making it through a swarm of media cameras and microphones at the Spanish capital’s northern train station, the Swedish teen posted an ironic tweet saying that she had “successfully...

  • Dec 2, 2019

    ‘Existential’ Is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year

    Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019. “In our data, it speaks to this sense of grappling with our survival, both...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Global Climate Protests Ahead of UN Meeting in Madrid

    Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists protesting against the government’s pro-coal stance. Janet Reynolds said she had come to the...

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

    Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family aboard their 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Teen Climate Activist Is Leaving US, Setting Sail for Spain

    Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar panels and a hydro-generators for power. It also has a toilet, unlike the boat on which she sailed...

  • Nov 9, 2019

    Mural of Activist Greta Thunberg Going Up in San Francisco

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is staring down at pedestrians in the heart of San Francisco where an artist is painting a massive mural of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Crews Battle Last Stubborn Southern California Wildfire

    Crews fought a pitched battle against the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California as the stubborn flames threatened nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings. The fire that erupted on a hilltop northwest of Los Angeles headed for what would be its third day Saturday and firefighters were finding it hard work as shifting winds made the front line a...

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Greta Thunberg Calls to Fight Global Warming at Rally

    Greta Thunberg, Sweden’s 16-year-old climate-change activist, joined fellow teenagers from throughout California in telling a cheering crowd of hundreds at a Los Angeles rally that they can and will fight to save their planet from global warming.

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Greta Thunberg Joins Youth Strike in Downtown LA

    The now-famed 16 year old helped fill Spring Street in downtown LA to march for action on climate change. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

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