Greta Thunberg Is Taking The Call For Climate Action To Iowa City

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The 16-year-old environment activist, Greta Thunberg will take her campaign demanding immediate action on climate by the leaders to Iowa city on October 4

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The 16-year-old environment activist, Greta Thunberg will take her campaign demanding immediate action on climate to Iowa city on October 4. The strike for the climate of Fridays was started as a lonely vigil outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, has turned in to a global campaign with thousands of students missing their school on Friday's to rally against the escalating climate emergency. Thunberg recently addressed the world leaders in the 74th United Nations General Assembly Summit in New York. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Iowa city students feel honoured

Students of the Iowa city also said that Thunberg's visit is a testament to their efforts to demand climate change action from the local leaders. The students are honoured and will continue their efforts until political as well as the educational leaders take drastic action and plan to deal with the planet's temperature rising every day. The activists for the climate in the city have demanded the local institutions to employ the entire 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and to stop other operations along with the ones at the University of Iowa which have a coal-burning plant. 

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Greta Thunberg at UN

The 16-year-old Swedish Climate activist gave a scorching speech at the UN on September 30. She did not try to be nice when she confronted the world leaders since she attacked industrial capitalism and its ethos of politics after which she became the subject of bullying. She was reportedly accused of emotionality, hysteria and was given other stereotypical feminine labels that are traditionally used to silence women's public speech. Many netizens defend Thunberg while pointing out the inherent hypocrisy. Actor Jason Mamoa also addressed the United Nations also delivered a powerful speech on behalf of the island nations. After his six-minute speech, the netizens point out the difference between how the Hawaii-born actor's speech has been received to the way Greta Thunberg's activism has.

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