Sweden’s elections are coming up, and Greta Thunberg is too young to vote, but she’s trying to influence policy in another way.
The 15-year-old went on strike from school last week to bring her message to the public – and to lawmakers. In a blue hoodie and sneakers, she’s seated on the cobblestones outside of Parliament, next to a handpainted sign reading, “School strike for the climate”, and there are flyers as well. A handful of people are sitting with her.
Radio Sweden spoke to Greta last week about what she hopes to accomplish with her strike.
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Sweden: Analysis – How do Sweden’s political parties plan to tackle climate change?, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska Senator Murkowski vocal on climate change, but where’s the action?, Alaska Public Media