Greta Thunberg is an icon in the fight against global warming: she has stored this subject in the forefront of the media scene. But the Covid-19 outbreak has put a halt to school climate strikes and it is now facing criticism within the climate movement for its lack of radicalism.
After having met the greatest leaders of the world, she now wishes to distance herself and pass on the torch; even though she is publishing a collective work this fall, the Climate ledger, published in France by Kero (Hachette group). Why such a withdrawal? Could this harm the climate movement?
Lucas Minisini, journalist at “M le magazine du Monde”, had met Greta Thunberg in 2018, when she was just beginning to be known. He came back to see her in Stockholm to share his secrets about this new life, but also his opinion on the progress of the fight against the climate crisis.
In this episode of the “L’Heure du Monde” podcast, he paints a portrait of this new Greta Thunberg, who is looking to pass on the baton after having come close to burnout.
An episode of Adele Ponticelli. Directed by: Quentin Tenaud. Credits music: Amandine Robillard. Presentation and editor-in-chief: Morgane Tual. Dubbing: Adele Ponticelli. In this episode: Greta Thunberg’s interview at World (October 2022); excerpts from speeches by Greta Thunberg at COP 24 in 2018 and at the UN in 2019; media extracts: France Inter morning show of September 20, 2019, Sud Radio show of September 25, 2019, Radio Classique show of September 25, 2019.
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Learn more about Greta Thunberg:
- Portrait. Greta Thunberg, the impossible lightness
- Video. Greta Thunberg: why so much hate?
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