Summer with Greta
BBC World Service, July 2020
The only reason I might hesitate to mention Greta Thunberg is because she has been in the news so much over the past 12 months that we can hardly have failed to appreciate her steadfast and clear speeches and message.
However, last week I chanced to listen to the personal documentary of her experiences over the past 12 months, originally aired in Sweden. She voices her own translation about a year of adventure: meetings and offers of help from strangers, trips across the Atlantic that a seasoned sailor might hesitate to undertake; observing up close the excesses and wastefulness of the US and its effects on nature; meetings with the world’s politicians and media, her frustration and despair.
As ever, her forthrightness and humanity shine through. It’s available on BBC Sounds for a year but listen to it now, lest you “forget”; an hour well spent.
See the documentary here