Reading Time: < 1 minute 'Now or never. The race to save the planet' (Illustration: Shepard Fairey)
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Prolific activist and environmentalist Greta Thunberg is on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazines’ special issue on the climate crisis.

The teen activist, who recently said it was ‘extremely likely’ that she had coronavirus (covid 19) and urged her followers to stay at home, has featured on the cover of several top publications, including TIME, Teen Vogue, and i-D.

Her latest interview with Rolling Stoneexplores how the Swedish teenager armed with a homemade sign ignited a crusade and became the leader of the global climate movement’.

17-year-old Thunberg discusses topics including the Green New Deal, school strikes, and ‘the loss of will among the olds’.

‘Given up’

“It seems like the people in power have given up,” Thunberg said to journalist Stephen Rodrick, “They say it’s too hard — it’s too much of a challenge.

“But that’s what we are doing here. We have not given up because this is a matter of life and death for countless people.”

Climate Strike

Thunberg’s climate strike campaign Fridays For Future recently went digital, as the covid 19 crisis continues to spread and people instructed to self-isolate.

“In a crisis, we change our behavior and adapt to the new circumstances fo the greater good of society,” she wrote on Twitter, “Join the #DigitalStrike – post a pic of you with a sign and use #ClimateStrikeOnline ! #schoolstrike4climate #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike#COVID?19.”

You can read the full interview here

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.