One year ago, Greta Thunberg went on strike for the first time. Since then she has become the icon of a youth movement that challenges politics and society. a review
In the beginning, a girl was sitting in the street, and every Friday thousands, tens of thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of young people strike with her. One year ago, on August 20, 2018, Greta Thunberg protested to the Swedish parliament for more climate protection for the first time. Gradually, her students around the world joined, many under the motto "Fridays for Future".
In Germany, the movement has postponed public debate in recent months, making climate change a dominant topic. In pubs and social networks is discussed about flying shame and Zugstolz, politicians of almost all parties are concerned with coal exit and CO2 tax.
A lot has happened since 20 August 2018. Greta Thunberg has become a world star, Fridays for Future on the Youth Movement of the Hour. The striking students, especially Greta herself, are praised and blamed, venerated and mocked.
An overview of the most important events
While Greta Thunberg travels through America, Fridays for Future is planning the next major strike: On September 20, just before the start of the New York Climate Summit, there will once again be an international day of protest. Then Fridays for Future wants to bring not only students, but the entire society on the road. The motto: "All for the climate".
And on December 10, during the climate conference in Chile, Greta could get the next award: Then in Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, allegedly Greta is on the - top secret - candidate list.