Dec 3, 2019

Greta Thunberg completes three-week journey across Atlantic

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stands aboard the catamaran La Vagabonde. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

After sailing on a catamaran for three weeks from New York City, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday, AP reports.

Why it matters: Her trip comes as a new scientific report says there is more evidence than ever that the world is getting warmer, per AP. Thunberg opted to take an emission-free catamaran to travel back and forth between the U.S. and Europe ahead of significant climate summits.

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Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has become the youngest person, at the age of 16 years old, to be selected as Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

Context: Thunberg has received international attention and praise for her work to raise awareness on climate change — symbolizing a generational movement against the issue. She inspired millions of students to go on strike earlier this year, demanding governments take action against pollution.

Go deeperArrowDec 11, 2019

"SNL" cold open weighs in on Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg

A screenshot of "SNL" star Kate McKinnon as climate activist Greta Thunberg on the latest "Saturday Night Live" episode. Photo: NBC

"Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon stole the show as climate activist Greta Thunberg responding to President Trump's criticism of her, as "SNL" skewered a range of topics in its latest cold open.

Donald Trump, step to me and I will come at you like a plastic straw comes at a turtle. And I cannot believe I’m saying this to a 70-year-old man, but grow up."
— "SNL" star Kate McKinnon as Thunberg
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Trump calls Time's decision to name Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year "so ridiculous"

President Trump called TIME's decision to name 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg as its 2019 Person of the Year "so ridiculous" in a Thursday tweet.

"So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

The big picture: Thunberg — who has openly discussed the fact that she has been diagnosed with Asperger's, which is on the autism spectrum — fired back by changing her Twitter bio to read, "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

Go deeperArrowUpdated Dec 12, 2019