It all started on a Friday in the cold and rain, one placard that touched a nerve. I’m not unique, probably just the one who did the right thing at the right time, and people listened.

Travelling the world, I listened to the science. I commiserated with reindeer herders, walked in dying forests, stood on an iceberg. When I reached Paradise, I saw it was an inferno, ringing a fire alarm to shame the world.

I am Greta, a teenage brat on a mission who argued with Presidents and opened the door onto a brighter future. It’s your turn now.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Another great story Susan that makes you sit up and learn. Nicely done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I was wondering why your protagonist says that she reached paradise but saw it as an inferno. How could it be? As far as I know, paradise is beautiful, peaceful, with no pain and no agony. Paradise is full of positive and wonderful things. Great write, Susan. You leave many… Read more »

Reply to  Lotchie Carmelo
1 year ago

Hello Lotchie. Susan will need to verify this, but I believe she was referring to Paradise, California, a town that was 95% destroyed by wildfires in 2018. We all watched in horror as Paradise burned. These wildfires are caused by climate change. Greta (Thunberg) is one of the most outspoken… Read more »

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
1 year ago

I just read your comment, Susan. Thanks for the good reading.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Fuji
1 year ago

Thank you, Fuji. That’s a new learning to me.

Danielle Burke
Danielle Burke(@danielle-burke)
1 year ago

Wow, Susan. I love Greta’s matter-of-fact tone blended with the use of vivid imagery.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Susan, this is a great reminder that we each have a responsibility in ensuring a brighter future. Well done.

Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
1 year ago

Thank you, Susan, for bringing Greta and her vital mission into the forefront of our awareness. We all make choices that can help or hurt the environment; may our choices be based on wisdom and love for our planet and each other.

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 year ago

Thank you Susan for bringing Greta’s advocacy to our knowledge. I never knew about this. That’s a great step from a teenage girl. Good job.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

I think this 100 words Susan hits the nail on the head, and the message is to the point. We all play our part – or else!

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