Greta Thunberg: ‘I really see the value of friendship. Apart from the climate, almost nothing else matters’

Greta Thunberg: ‘I really see the value of friendship. Apart from the climate, almost nothing else matters’

Greta Thunberg: ‘I really see the value of friendship. Apart from the climate, almost nothing else matters’

Greta Thunberg has spent three years raising the alarm on the climate crisis

Her mission could end up saving the world

It’s already saved her

Interview

The transformation of Greta Thunberg
Words: Simon Hattenstone
Portraits: Marcus Ohlsson

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I might be naive because I’m very young. But naivety and childishness are sometimes a good thing


Greta Thunberg shot in Stockholm in August 2021. Photograph: Marcus Ohlsson/Lundlund

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I mean in one way we’re all climate deniers because we’re not acting as if it is a crisis


When an eight-year-old Thunberg was shown a plastic armada in the ocean, she couldn’t get the image out of her head. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP

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I didn’t have the courage to get friends. Now I have many, I really see the value of friendship. Apart from the climate, almost nothing else matters


Thunberg shot in Stockholm in August 2021. Photograph: Marcus Ohlsson/Lundlund

Makeup Jeanette Tornqvist

Hair Erika Svedjevik (both for Lundlund)

Post-production IWonderU Studios

Digital design Harry Fischer

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