“I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the science,” says Greta Thunberg in the first episode of a new three-part documentary series about her life.
It is a message we have heard before from the 18-year-old. But in Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World, we follow the activist as she embarks on a year off school to learn more about herself, get hands-on experience of the consequences of climate change and further explore the science of global warming with the help of the world’s leading scientists.
Thunberg has been the figurehead for young climate activists across the world ever since she protested in front of the Swedish parliament building in 2018, aged just 15. Since then, she has inspired thousands of people and challenged policy-makers in her fight against climate change – her impact has even been dubbed “the Greta Thunberg effect”.
The first episode of the BBC documentary focuses on Thunberg and her father, Svante, in late 2019 as they travel through North America on their way to the UN COP25 climate conference in Chile. They stop at three key locations that reveal how the environment is changing as a direct result of warming temperatures. Read more