It’s been a busy few months for 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. Since the beginning of the summer, Thunberg has been travelling across Canada and the U.S., marching in climate strikes and delivering climate-action speeches to the world’s leaders. However, after her latest pictures on Instagram, people are starting to worry about Greta Thunberg, with some of her followers noticing that she seems tired and run-down.
Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with over the last 12 months, travelling the world to spread her climate-crisis message. Between passionate speeches, calling out the world’s political leaders and facing harsh criticism from people like Maxime Bernier, the 16-year-old is probably pretty exhausted.
On Friday, Thunberg took to Canada’s streets once again to participate in Vancouver's School Strike for Climate, demanding stronger climate action from Canada’s political leaders. After delivering a fiery speech, Thunberg joined thousands of protestors in the march.
After posting a picture of herself and Canadian climate icon Severn Cullis-Suzuki on social media, many of Thunberg’s followers and fans have sent her messages of support, with many noting that she seemed to look tired and unwell.
Despite thousands of messages of love and support for Thunberg, particularly about her “iconic” selfie with Cullis-Suzuki, many of Thunberg’s fans and followers seemed to be quite concerned about her.
While almost all of the worried messages came from a place of genuine love and concern for the 16-year-old, many agreed that she looked tired and unwell in her recent picture, and several urged her to take a much-deserved break.
Replying to Thunberg’s photo on Twitter, one concerned follower wrote, “Keep going strong, sweet girl. But remember to take breaks when needed. Thank you for fighting for us. You are so loved."
Another shared a similar comment, adding, “You looked tired Greta Thunberg, you have to take care of you before you can take care of the planet. Great job."
While another reassured Thunberg, “Sleep, please sleep. After all, super heroes need rest too."
@GretaThunberg You looked tired @GretaThunberg , you have to take care of you before you can take care of the planet. Great job.— Maryam Latifpoor (@Maryam Latifpoor)1572060195.0
@GretaThunberg You looked a bit tired. Your (our) fight is important and I'm afraid we will need you for quite a wh… https://t.co/j8DxCEcPPn— 𝓝𝓲𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓪𝓼 𝓜𝓾𝓼𝓼𝓮𝓽 (@𝓝𝓲𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓪𝓼 𝓜𝓾𝓼𝓼𝓮𝓽)1572063926.0
@GretaThunberg it is time that you had some vacation time Greta. You have millions upon millions of people who agre… https://t.co/5JCx8JbrDX— Meggster (@Meggster)1572040367.0
Another person noted, “I agree @GretaThunberg. You are looking so tired. This world needs you to be well, so that we can continue to be inspired by your environmental advocacy.”
While one person replied, “We know you are working hard, Greta. We see it in your face and hear it in your voice. Thank you.”
@Anstandigkeit @GretaThunberg I agree @GretaThunberg. You are looking so tired. This world needs you to be well, s… https://t.co/UmnHd7vlYM— Kate Coutts 😷 - Wear A Mask (@Kate Coutts 😷 - Wear A Mask)1572057048.0
@GretaThunberg we know you are working hard, Greta. We see it in your face and hear it in your voice. Thank you.— Jennifer McGarvie (@Jennifer McGarvie)1572042205.0
@GretaThunberg You look a little tired -- please take care of yourself!— Stephanie Strom (@Stephanie Strom)1572040005.0
@GretaThunberg You look really tired. You should take a little break and recharge x— Anj 💙 ZeroCOVID (@Anj 💙 ZeroCOVID)1572040679.0
@GretaThunberg You look exhausted on the photo, Greta. Take it easy.x— 🦋Carole Bianchi🦋 (@🦋Carole Bianchi🦋)1572044632.0
During her passionate speech in Vancouver on Friday, Thunberg said, "If the adults really loved us, they would do everything they possibly could to ensure that we had a safe future, a future to look forward to. But, they are not doing that. It feels like they are doing the exact opposite."
She concluded, “We are not just skipping school or some adults who are not going to work. We are waves of change, and together we are unstoppable."