Greta Thunberg, young and famous Swedish activist fighting against the climate crisis, was formally accused of resistance by the British police after being arrested in London. The arrest followed a protest against the Energy Intelligence Forum, an initiative that brings together super managers from global oil giants, businessmen, politicians, consultants and experts for three days at the InterContinental Park Lane hotel, near Hyde Park.
Greta has meanwhile been released on bail, but she will appear before a judge on November 15.
Greta's fight against the climate crisis
Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has quickly established herself as one of the most influential voices in the fight against climate change.
At just 16 years old, Greta has inspired millions of young people around the world to join her Fridays for Future movement and demand immediate action to tackle the climate crisis.
Greta began her solo protest at the age of 15, when she decided to go on strike at school to protest the inaction of political leaders regarding climate change.
She started setting up a picket outside the Swedish Parliament with a sign that said "Climate Strike." Her actions quickly spread, and before long other people joined her in her strike.
Greta's message is simple and effective: climate change is a global crisis that requires immediate action.
She herself says that she cannot understand why people want to continue studying or going to work as if nothing is happening, while we are facing an uncertain future due to global warming. The young activist says we need to listen to science and act on it.
Greta has had the opportunity to speak at numerous international conferences, including TEDxStockholm and COP24, the United Nations climate conference. Her speeches were powerful and thoughtful, pushing viewers to consider the urgency of the situation.
She harshly criticized governments and leaders who are not doing enough to tackle climate change and highlighted how young people are the ones who will be directly affected by the consequences of this crisis.
Greta's fight inspired a series of global student protests.
Every Friday, thousands of young people around the world stage school strikes to demand governments take decisive action on climate change. This movement, known as Fridays for Future, has brought millions of young people onto the streets of cities around the world, demonstrating their commitment to a sustainable future.
However, Greta has also received a number of criticisms and personal attacks. Some accuse her of being exploited by others and argue that she does not have the skills or experience to tackle complex issues such as climate change.
These criticisms, however, do not seem to discourage her: Greta remains determined and continues to fight for her purpose.
Greta Thunberg's fight against climate change shows that age is not an obstacle to contributing to debate and change.
Her passion and determination are contagious and have inspired millions of young people around the world to raise their voices and demand concrete action to address the climate crisis. It is now the responsibility of political leaders to listen to these demands and act quickly and effectively to ensure a sustainable future for future generations.