Greta Thunberg back in class after year off for climate

Swedish young environmental activist Greta Thunberg announced on Monday that she has returned to school after a year off campaigning to curb climate change.

“My gap year from school is over, and it feels so great to finally be back in school again!” the 17-year-old tweeted, adding a smiling photo of herself with a schoolbag on her back and her hands resting on a bicycle.

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Greta Thunberg did not mention in which city or school she would be continuing her further studies.

After finishing her last school year in June 2012, the teenager’s travels around the world meant that she had finished studying from a distance.

Rather than head into the final years of secondary school, she traveled across the Atlantic by sailing boat — wishing to highlight the carbon emissions of flying.

Her ultimate destination had been the COP25 UN climate conference in the Chilean capital Santiago.

However, due to widespread unrest in Chile, the event eventually moved to Madrid, and Thanberg sails back into the catamaran of a young Australian couple on his way back to Europe from the United States.

While in North America, Thunberg rebuked world leaders at the UN, had a repeat visit with former US President Barack Obama, was given the keys to the city of Montreal, and traveled around the continent in a Tesla electric car lent by former California governor and action star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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