WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A picture dated 120 years ago sparked some intense conspiracy rumors when it showed a young girl that looked remarkably like Thunberg.
- Netizens were quick to theorize that the 16-year-old climate activist might just be a “time traveler” sent to save the world.
- The Swedish teen has taken the world by storm in the past months with her unrelenting efforts to fight climate change.
Is that Greta Thunberg in an 1898 photo?
Pictures dated 120 years ago sparked some intense conspiracy theories that the 16-year-old climate activist might just be a “time traveler” sent to save the world.
Researchers at the University of Washington shared a photo showing three young children working on a gold mine in Canada’s Yukon territory in 1898.
In other news, Greta Thunberg is a time traveller.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 19, 2019
The eldest child looked remarkably like Thunberg.
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— Koukin (@Koukin_bis) November 20, 2019
The Swedish teen has inspired the world with her unrelenting efforts to fight climate change.
She first gained worldwide recognition in 2018 when the climate strike outside the Swedish Parliament inspired a global school walkout. She has since participated in climate protests around the world.
Calling for an increased global response against climate change, she traveled across the Atlantic Ocean on a zero-emission sailboat to address the US Congress and the United Nations.
She was applauded for her bold words during her address to the UN in August.
Thunberg declared, “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing … and all you talk about is money and eternal fairy tales of economic growth. How dare you?”
After staying in the United States for three months, she is now sailing back across the Atlantic. She shared on Wednesday that they will hopefully “arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, sometime in early December.”