Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in Vancouver

Oct 24 2019, 4:59 pm

Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has officially arrived in Vancouver.

Thunberg shared a photo of herself on Instagram and Twitter with the Vancouver skyline in the background.

“I reached the Pacific Ocean!” she wrote in the caption.

 

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Thunberg is in town to attend a post-election climate rally on Friday, hosted by youth climate organization Sustainabiliteens Vancouver.

Organizers say the march will travel through approximately three km of Vancouver’s downtown core throughout the afternoon, and Thunberg will address the crowd afterwards.

The teen activist will also attend a private meeting with members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation during her visit to BC.

Thunberg has been participating in climate strikes across the US and Canada over the past two months. The 16-year-old Swedish student and activist has become a global force in the fight against climate change.

In September, Thunberg attended the Global Climate Strike in Montreal and also met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Last week, Thunberg attended a rally outside the Alberta legislature in Edmonton. Crowds of counter-protesters, led by supporters of Alberta’s oil industry, were also in attendance. Shortly after the rally, a mural of Thunberg painted on a “free wall” near the legislature was defaced.

Thunberg has become a household name over the past year after her school strike for climate saw momentum the world over, with an estimated six 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.

With files from Chandler Walter.