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People are comparing photos of Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike taken a year apart


It may come as a surprise, but just over a year ago, no one outside of Sweden had even heard of Greta Thunberg. Now, the 16-year-old is pretty much a household name throughout much of the world, and she's even been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.  

The teenager has been skipping school every Friday for the last year to strike outside the Swedish Parliament building and demand that the government do more to combat climate change. And last Friday, millions of people from all around the world joined in on her strike to demand change. Thunberg joined protestors in New York City for their strike, after traversing the Atlantic in a zero-emissions sailing yacht.