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BBC to make Greta Thunberg documentary series

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:48 AM

The new docuseries will follow the life of the 17-year-old Swedish environmental activist, her international crusades, and the science behind climate change

Greta Thunberg patents own name and 'Fridays for Future'

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:56 AM

'My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever,' says Thunberg

PATENTED. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate strike arranged by the organization 'Fridays For Future' outside the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm, December 20, 2019. Photo by Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/ AFP

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'We had a few demands (coming into the World Economic Forum). Of course these demands have been completely ignored. We expected nothing less,' the teenage climate activist said.

GRETA AT DAVOS. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (C) marches during a 'Friday for future' youth demonstration in a street of Davos on January 24, 2020 on the sideline of the World Economic Forum annual meeting. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. tells Thunberg to 'study economics' in Davos climate spat

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:35 AM

The spat between US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Greta Thunberg highlights the tensions over climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos

MNUCHIN. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends a session at the Congres center during the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 21, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump rejects climate 'prophets of doom' as Thunberg warns Davos

Jan 21, 2020 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg underlines the message that has inspired millions around the world – that governments are failing to wake up to the reality of climate change

TRUMP AT DAVOS. US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump and Thunberg face off as Davos warms to climate action

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:23 PM

From climate change to tensions in the Middle East, via trade conflicts and fears of pandemics, over 3,000 delegates at the World Economic Forum will thrash out challenges as imposing as the Swiss Alps

CLIMATE ACTION. In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019, Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a placard next to students during a "School strike for climate" held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump to headline Davos summit

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:35 PM

The meeting's theme this year is 'Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World' and it will place an emphasis on a more inclusive model of capitalism

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump waves after delivering his speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

IN PHOTOS: New Year fireworks, smoke, and tear gas as decade begins with a bang

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020

BURST OF COLORS. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

[EDITORIAL] 2019's lesson for 2020: There will be pushback

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:30 AM

From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'

Britain's Queen hails climate movement on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Queen Elizabeth II uses her Christmas Day message to pay tribute to young environmental campaigners who were inspired to global action by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg

CLIMATE CHANGE. Queen Elizabeth II hails the climate movement on Christmas day. File photo by AFP


Greta Thunberg back outside Sweden's parliament for climate protest

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Greta Thunberg is back outside the same parliament where she began protesting for action on the climate crisis

SHE'S BACK. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate strike arranged by the organization "Fridays For Future" outside the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm, December 20, 2019. Photo by Pontus Lundahl/AFP

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!' US President Donald Trump tweets

GRETA THUNBERG. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Greta Thunberg slams 'misleading' climate pledges at chaotic UN summit

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:27 AM

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the Time magazine person of 2019, says the UN climate forum has become an 'opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and avoid raising their ambition'

MISLEADING. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech during a high-level event on climate emergency hosted by the Chilean presidency during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition center, in Madrid, on December 11, 2019. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

Greta Thunberg makes history as youngest TIME 'Person of the Year'

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:24 PM

'Meaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth’s existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,' says TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal

'Do it for our children,' parents plead at U.N. climate meet

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'If we are not courageous enough to take action in these weeks, ... we will be letting down humanity,' says Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado

Visitors arrive at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 3, 2019. Spain's Socialist government offered to host this year's UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event's original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

'Parada ng mga Parol': Filipinos join worldwide climate strike ahead of COP25 summit

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:54 PM

‘We refuse to inherit a dying planet and a sunken country. We are demanding climate justice,' says strike coordinator Mitzi Tan

Youth Climate advocates and various environmental groups call for a climate justice during the protest in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 29 November 2019. Photos taken by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace

Odds favor Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, but experts skeptical

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Online betting sites put Greta Thunberg as the favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but experts are more cautious on who might win it

GRETA THUNBERG. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] In defense of Greta Thunberg

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:20 PM

If being dramatic means you can influence as many people as possible for a good cause, then what's wrong with that?

Greta Thunberg mocks Putin's 'kind girl' jibes on Twitter

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The 16-year-old changes her Twitter biography to say 'A kind but poorly informed teenager' after Russian President Vladimir Putin described her in these terms at a Moscow forum this week

Designer Andreas Kronthaler calls out fashion's richest man on Greta Thunberg attack

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Andreas Kronthaler defends the Swedish environmental activist from Bernard Arnault's statements

Austrian designer Andreas Kronthaler (R) follows the fashion of his wife British designer Vivienne Westwood during the Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Greta's truth-telling and Bolsonaro's politics of denial

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:31 AM

Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion

'Kapag may isa, maraming sumusunod': Leading a Philippine youth climate strike

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg captured the world’s attention with her solo protest and chilling speeches. Five Filipino activists tell their stories on how they gained courage in one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Photo by Bea Tulagan

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Sep 25, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Thunberg is honored 'for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,' the Right Livelihood Foundation says

GRETA THUNBERG. Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) where world leaders are holding a summit on climate change on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

The tale of the disappearing ube jam

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The favorite pasalubong from Baguio brings home the argument about climate change

Trump slammed for trolling Greta Thunberg climate speech

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:31 PM

'She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!' climate-skeptic Trump tweets, alongside a clip of the speech

FIGHTING FOR THE CLIMATE. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

'How dare you?' Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at U.N.

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:44 PM

'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing,' says Thunberg

'WE'LL BE WATCHING YOU.' Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations where world leaders are holding a summit on climate change on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

From the streets to the summit: Young climate leaders mobilize at UN

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The UN invites some 500 young activists and entrepreneurs to join the first United Nations Youth Climate Summit

YOUTH IN THE UN. Greta Thunberg speaks while sitting with the other speakers at the event, (L-R) Komal Karishma Kumar, Wanjuhi Njoroge, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and Bruno Rodriguez at the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit on September 21, 2019 in New York City.  Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) From Sydney to Seoul, Manila to Mumbai, children heed the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call to action

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE. Environmental activists hold a protest rally at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Friday, September 20, 2019, to mark the weeklong Global Climate Strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty's highest human rights award

Sep 17, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Greta Thunberg gets a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University where the ceremony was held

AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE. Greta Thunberg (L) poses with Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo (R) after receiving Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award at George Washington University in Washington, DC on September 16, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan backs teenage activist Greta Thunberg

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:11 AM

'She has to be careful, has to be protected,' says Brosnan

US-Irish actor Pierce Brosnan poses during a photocall as part of the 45th Deauville US Film Festival, on September 7, 2019 in Deauville. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Swedish teen Thunberg slams 'hate and threats' as visit divides French parliament

Jul 23, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes on her critics directly, accusing politicians, business leaders, and journalists of failing to communicate the scientific truth as shown in the latest IPCC report and leaving the burden to children

CLIMATE CHANGE. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech during a visit of the French National Assembly, in Paris, on July 23, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

[OPINION] When Greta met Gina: Save our planet

Jun 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

It is our young today who rightly have stepped up, embracing the price that needs to be paid to secure our common future. Greta Thunberg has met Gina Lopez, so to speak.