This photo from 1898 has convinced millions of people that Greta Thunberg is a time traveler.
Greta is thought to have been sent from the future and / or the past to save our planet from climate change.
The most interesting theory of this week. A conspiracy theory has begun to go viral after a 120-year-old photo came to light and there is a girl IDENTICAL to Greta Thunberg.
The photo shows three young children working in a gold mine in Canada. The photo was recently discovered in the archives of the University of Washington. It is believed to have been taken in 1898.
The internet is in shock and it is believed that the 16-year-old girl could be a time traveler, sent to save us from the chaos of ending our own planet. Is this why she is SO mature?
“Maybe it comes from the future and has been sent to avoid climate change,” wrote one user.
Who is Greta Thunberg?
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (Swedish: [ˈɡrêːta ˈtʉ̂ːnbærj] born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who has gained international recognition for promoting the view that humanity is facing an existential crisis arising from climate change. Thunberg is known for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner,
both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticises world leaders for their failure to take sufficient action to address the climate crisis.
How old is Greta Thunberg?
Thunberg’s activism started after convincing her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint. In August 2018, at age 15, she started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on climate change by holding up a sign reading Skolstrejk för klimatet (School strike for climate). Soon, other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together, they organised a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future.
After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world. In 2019, there were multiple coordinated multi-city protests involving over a million students each. To avoid flying, Thunberg sailed to North America where she attended the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. Her speech there, in which she exclaimed “how dare you”, was widely taken up by the press and incorporated into music.
Her sudden rise to world fame has made her both a leader and a target for critics. Her influence on the world stage has been described by The Guardian and other newspapers as the “Greta effect”. She has received numerous honours and awards including: honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society; Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and the youngest Time Person of the Year; inclusion in the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2019) and two consecutive nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize (2019 and 2020).
Where is Greta Thunberg from?
Greta Thunberg was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg. Her paternal grandfather was actor and director Olof Thunberg.
Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was eight years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. The situation made her depressed. She stopped talking and eating, and lost ten kilograms (22 lb) in two months. Eventually, she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. In one of her first speeches demanding climate action, Thunberg described the selective mutism aspect of her condition as meaning she “only speaks when necessary”.
Greta struggled with depression for three or four years before she began her school strike. When she started protesting, her parents did not support her activism. Her father said he does not like her missing school but said: “[We] respect that she wants to make a stand. She can either sit at home and be really unhappy, or protest, and be happy”. Her Asperger diagnosis was made public nationwide in Sweden by her mother in May 2015, in order to help other families in a similar situation. While acknowledging that her diagnosis “has limited me before”, Thunberg does not view her Asperger’s as an illness, and has instead called it her “superpower”.
Greta Thunberg Awards/Achievements
Thunberg has received various honours and awards over the course of her activism. In May 2018, before the start of her school strike, she was one of the winners of a climate change essay competition by Svenska Dagbladet (The Swedish Daily News) for young people. Thunberg has refused to attend ceremonies or accept prizes if it requires her to fly, such as for the International Children’s Peace Prize. She has received prizes from various NGOs, but also from scientific institutions that lauded her success in raising awareness.
- TIME’S 25 most influential teens of 2018, December 2018, an annual list compiled by Time magazine of the most influential teenagers in the world that year.
- Fryshuset scholarship, 2018, for Young Role Model of the Year.
- Nobel Peace Prize nomination, 2019, by three deputies of the Norwegian parliament. Again in 2020 by two Swedish lawmakers.
- Swedish Woman of the Year (Årets Svenska Kvinna), March 2019, awarded by the Swedish Women’s Educational Association to “a Swedish woman who, through her accomplishments, has represented and brought attention to the Sweden of today in the greater world”.
- Rachel Carson Prize, March 2019, awarded to a woman who has distinguished herself in outstanding work for the environment in Norway or internationally.
- Goldene Kamera film and television awards, March 2019, special Climate Action Award. Thunberg dedicated the prize to the activists protesting against the destruction of the Hambach Forest, which is threatened by lignite mining.
- Fritt Ord Award, April 2019, shared with Natur og Ungdom, which “celebrates freedom of speech”. Thunberg donated her share of the prize money to a lawsuit seeking to halt Norwegian oil exploration in the Arctic.
- TIME 100, April 2019, by Time magazine, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for that year.
- Laudato si’ Prize, April 2019, awarded under the second encyclical of Pope Francis, “on care for our common home”.
- Doctor honoris causa (honorary doctorate), May 2019, conferred by the Belgian, University of Mons for “contribution…to raising awareness on sustainable development.”
- Ambassador of Conscience Award, June 2019, Amnesty International’s most prestigious award, for her leadership in the climate movement, shared with Fridays for Future.
- The Geddes Environment Medal, July 2019, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, for “an outstanding practical, research or communications contribution to conservation and protection of the natural environment and the development of sustainability”.
- Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, July 2019, automatically conferred with the Geddes award.
- Right Livelihood Award, September 2019, from the Right Livelihood Foundation and known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize, one of four 2019 winners, “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts”.
- Keys to the City of Montréal, September 2019, by Mayor of Montréal Valérie Plante.
- Nelloptodes gretae, October 2019, a newly identified species of beetle is named for Greta Thunberg in an academic paper by entomologist Michael Darby for her outstanding contribution in raising awareness of environmental issues and because the beetle’s antennae bear a passing resemblance to Greta’s pigtails.
- International Children’s Peace Prize, October 2019, shared with 14-year-old Divina Maloum from Cameroon, awarded by the KidsRights Foundation.
- Maphiyata echiyatan hin win (Woman Who Came from the Heavens), Lakota tribal name conferred, October 2019, at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, following support for the Dakota Access pipeline opposition, after being invited by Tokata Iron Eyes, a 16 year old Lakota climate activist.
- Nordic Council Environment Prize, October 2019. Thunberg declined to accept the award or the prize money of DKK 350,000 (€47,000 as of October 2019) stating that Nordic countries were not doing enough to cut emissions.
- Time Person of the Year, December 2019, by Time magazine, the first recipient born in the 21st century and the youngest ever. For succeeding in “creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change.” And: “For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads.”
- Glamour Woman of the Year Award 2019, 12 November 2019, by Glamour magazine. Accepted by Jane Fonda, quoting Greta as saying “If a Swedish, teenage, science nerd who has shopstop, refuses to fly and has never worn makeup or been to a hairdresser can be chosen a Woman of the Year by one of the biggest fashion magazines in the world then I think almost nothing is impossible”.
- Nature’s 10, 2019, December 2019, an annual list of ten “people who mattered” in science, produced by the scientific journal Nature, specifically, for being a “climate catalyst: A Swedish teenager [who] brought climate science to the fore as she channeled her generation’s rage.”
- Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, 2019
- Craspedotropis gretathunbergae, February 2020, a new species of snail in the family Cyclophoridae is named after Greta.
- Human Act Award 2020
- Thunberga greta, June 2020, a new species of huntsman spider in a new genus Thunberga gen nov named after Thunberg by arachnologist Peter Jäger.