Extract from Chapter 21
“As I write this, [I Ran the World] Greta Thunberg who started a school strike for climate change outside the Swedish Parliament building, is now regarded across the world as a model of determination, inspiration and positive action.
National presidents and corporate executives are lining up to be criticised by her, face-to-face. Her skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate) banner has now been translated into dozens of languages.
I like this girl.
The teenager’s lone protest has developed via social media into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act.
She wants to change the world.
In 1992 at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who was only 12 at the time, demanded the same of policymakers: