Greta Thunberg

  • 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?

  • 2019 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...

  • Time Magazine 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....

  • 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...

  • Time Magazine 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 2, 2019

    Crews Make Progress on Large Southern California Wildfire

    Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to return home Saturday morning after firefighters contained 30% of the Maria Fire, which has burned nearly 15 square miles...

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Crews Make Progress on Large Southern California Wildfire

    Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to return home Saturday morning after firefighters contained 30% of the Maria Fire, which has burned nearly 15 square miles...

  • Nov 1, 2019

    Greta Thunberg: Meeting Trump for Climate Change Talk Would Be a ‘Waste of Time’

    Youth climate change activist Greta Thunberg said it would be “a waste of time” to meet with President Donald Trump to try to change his opinion on global warming because she doesn’t think there is anything she could say “that he hasn’t already heard.” “I don’t understand why I would do that,” Thunberg, who was publicly mocked by Trump on...

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Activist Thunberg Declines Climate Prize, Urges More Action

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying “the climate movement does not need any more prizes.” Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm for the regional inter-parliamentary Nordic Council’s prizes, reading...

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Climate Change Has Jane Fonda Picking up Where She Left Off in the 1970s

    Stepping briskly into a U.S. Capitol police vehicle Friday, Jane Fonda is returning to civil disobedience after a nearly half-century break, inspired by the climate activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and hoping to encourage older people like her to protest as well. Being arrested at age 81 poses its own, new challenges, Fonda told The Associated Press in an...

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Controversy Stalks Nobel Peace, Literature Prizes

    Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel Literature prizes Thursday for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last...

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