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The Clarion \ October 9, 2019
Who is Greta Thunberg? Fall Break
By Lande Simpson
If you have checked the news recently, you
probably have heard the name Greta Thunberg
being brought up when climate change is
the topic of discussion. Now, you may be
wondering, why is she so significant? And how
is this 16 year old making all of this happen
around the world?
To start, Thunberg is a 16 year old girl from
Sweden with Asperger’s syndrome. She has
done wonders for climate change by bringing
the very scary but very real issue to light.
She has organized protests all around Sweden
and there have been many more protests
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influenced by her to support her beliefs and
actions that she has due to climate change.
She started becoming publicly known when
she was 15. To make sure Thunberg leaves
the smallest carbon footprint she can on Earth,
Thunberg became a vegan and does not fly
Thunberg started making her statements in
society when she skipped school every Friday
for her “School Strike for Climate” campaign
when she would protest in front of the Swedish
Parliament. The whole point of this strike is to
shed light on the daunting climate change that is
happening everywhere, which inevitably started
in August 2018 with the hottest summer Sweden
had experienced in 262 years. She decided
enough was enough.
Among the many protests Thunberg has
organized and been in, she has also done many
speeches, talked to world leaders and had her
own TED Talk. With many of her speeches
leaving the listeners with wandering thoughts
and questions, Thunberg is great at keeping the
truth blunt and straight to the point.
There is no sugar coating whatsoever and she
puts everything that could happen to the world in
perspective if we as a human race do not make a
change. Thunberg’s arguments are fact checked
and are incredibly worth taking seriously.
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principles for minimizing impacts on the
natural environment while riding, how to
interact with other trail users in a positive
way, and discuss opportunities for being
good stewards of the environment with trail
service opportunities,” DeGarmo wrote in an
email on Tuesday.
Although some students are ready for
days of intense fun and learning, most
students will be packing up their necessary
belongings, hoofing overgrown bags of
laundry to their cars and heading home, every
residential student should be aware of their
responsibilities before hitting the highway.
An email on Friday from Michael Cohen
provided students with a link to an online
check-out Google Form. All students should
double check to make sure they have
unplugged appliances (except refrigerators),
closed their blinds, tidied their rooms and
shut off the lights, as well as all other items
on the checklist.
Dorms will be closing on Saturday,
Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., after which RA’s will
conduct room checks. Students who have not
completed all items on the check-out form
could incur fines from Campus Life.
Have a safe and happy fall break!