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Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg launched a campaign that has echoed among young people worldwideSwedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg launched a campaign that has echoed among young people worldwide (AFP Photo/Oliver Berg)

Stockholm (AFP) – Swedish climate activist and global star Greta Thunberg understood climate change at an early age and has rallied youths around the world and parents to her cause, sparking criticism along the way.

In less than a year the now 16-year-old’s humble “climate strike” has become a global movement and set her up as a potential 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

As her strict climate ethos prevents her from flying she is preparing to travel to the New York UN Climate Summit on September 23 by sailboat.

Thunberg’s climate struggle

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