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Understanding the Greta Effect

Mal Fletcher
Posted 30 September 2019
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In August 2018, a teenager from Stockholm decided it was time for action on climate change. 

She had very little to use as leverage in support of her cause, so she went on strike. She refused to attend school, setting up a one-person demonstration outside the Swedish Parliament. 

Since that time, Greta Thunberg has found herself at the apex of an international movement. Her recent speech to the United Nations inspired some who watched it and saddened others. 

Her calls for climate action have proven provocative but effective in terms of increasing public awareness. Whether they will, in the... Click for more

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