Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been spotted in Calgary

Oct 17 2019, 10:04 am

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in Alberta.

The 16-year-old stopped in Calgary on Wednesday on her trip up to Edmonton, where she will be attending the Strike for Climate Action on Treaty 6 territory in amiskwaciwâskahikan.

Thunberg was evidently spotted by a few of Calgary’s city planners near the Peace Bridge, with City Councillor Druh Farrell sharing a picture of the chance meeting on Twitter.

“City planners Ezra, Sarah, Jill, and Breanna were out on a Passion for Planning Day site tour and look who they bumped into!” Farrell wrote in the tweet.

Thunberg has become a household name over the past year after her school strike for climate saw momentum the world over, with an estimated 6 to 7.6 million people participating in the 2019 event.

Her speeches the UN Climate Change COP24 Conference in 2018 and at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York have drawn the eyes of millions of viewers, in which she delivers blunt, impassioned words about the impending fate of the Earth as we know it.

“‘We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth — how dare you!” she said in New York.

The Strike for Climate Action in Edmonton will be held at Beaver Hills House Park and will run from 11 am to 1 pm, according to the event’s Facebook page.