We’re going to be seeing a lot more of Greta Thunberg in 2020 it seems, withThe BBC having just announced a brand new series with the teenage environmental activist.
The series from BBC Studios' award-winning Science Unit will follow Greta’s 'international crusade', which 'takes her on the front line of climate change in some of the most extraordinary places on earth, as she explores what actions could be taken to limit climate change and the damage it causes'. YES GIRL!
"Scientists across the world agree that global temperature rise needs to be limited to 1.5 degrees, to give us the best possible chance of avoiding irreversible chain reactions,” said a release from The BBC.
"Throughout the series a chorus of these experts will lay out the science that lies beneath this unambiguous statement. As she travels Greta meets not only leading scientists but political leaders and business heavyweights, exploring the scientific evidence with them and challenging them to change."
The series of films will follow Greta’s journey into adulthood while she continues to be confronted by the 'real world consequences of inaction'. We’ll also see some of the behind-the-scenes moments of her high-profile life as she writes the speeches that we see broadcast and analysed around the world.
"Climate change is probably the most important issue of our lives so it feels timely to make an authoritative series that explores the facts and science behind this complex subject,” says Rob Liddell, BBC Studios Executive Producer
"To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it's like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet."
We’re not sure when the series will be released just yet unfortunately, but hopefully it will be sometime later this year.
Greta continues to make waves in politics around the world, with two Swedish lawmakers, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, members of Sweden’s Left Party, nominating her for a Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month. They said the 17-year-old environmentalist has 'worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis'.