Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Won't Be School Striking After Graduation but Vows to Still Protest
STOCKHOLM (AP) Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said Friday she will no longer be able to skip classes as a way to draw attention to climate change because she is graduating from high school.
Thunberg, 20, started staging Friday protests outside the Swedish parliament building during school hours in 2018. Teenagers from around the world followed her lead, leading to an international student movement called Fridays for Future.
Because she won't be a student anymore, Thunberg noted that her future Friday activities that technically won't be school striking. But in a tweet, she vowed to continue protesting, saying, The fight has only just begun.
We are still moving in the wrong direction, where those in power are allowed to sacrifice, Thunberg wrote on Twitter. Were rapidly approaching potential nonlinear ecological and climatic tipping points beyond our control.