No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments t...


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TitleNo One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
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Release DateMay 30th, 2019
PublisherPenguin
GenreNonfiction, Politics, Environment, Writing, Essays
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Reviews No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    2019-06-03
    My review got posted on Plant Based News - the world's leading website for vegan news, exciting times! “Homo Sapiens have not yet failed. Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this. We still have everything in our own hands.” It’s been a long time since I felt any hope. Year in year out we seem to only get worse as a species. More and more incompetent leaders are elected into positions o...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-06-15
    Well, my dad was starting up a backyard summer bonfire tonight, anyway. If this book weren't an eBook I'd throw it on the fire. It's the product of a hypocritical, holier-than-thou teenager whose big contribution to climate change was to have kids ditch school. Now, if you've ever seen the extensive amounts of litter left in the wake of protests from Greta Thunberg's political movement, you would find the entire effort pretty laughable. Here in m...
  • Mimi
    2019-05-31
    In August 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg skipped school, instead she headed to the Swedish Parliament site to stage a one-person strike to highlight climate crisis; that seemingly futile gesture has since inspired millions of schoolchildren, globally, to replicate her actions. This is a slender collection of Thunberg’s speeches, these will never be hailed for their rhetorical force, they’re too pared down, and the pieces themselves echo eac...
  • André Oliveira
    2019-06-24
    The only complaint is: some speeches seemed repetitive.
  • Kate Wyver
    2019-05-28
    What a feat. Bit repetitive but then so is governments' continuation of ignorance and dismissal.
  • Nadia
    2019-05-28
    This small book is a collection of Greta Thunberg's speeches regarding the climate crisis. There's some repetition of some points across the 11 collected speeches but I still found each one incredibly impactful nonetheless. I should imagine it would be a great little book to give to those who may be feeling apathetic towards the issue of our warming climate. It also offers a very effectual image of what is facing the younger generations, and the ...
  • Kirsty Stanley
    2019-06-08
    Yes there is repetition in her speeches but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to listen. We do and we need to act. I’m trying and taking small steps but industry needs to take large ones. Now.
  • Lucy
    2019-06-04
    I applaud Greta Thunberg. A short, sobering, necessary read.
  • Marina
    2019-06-09
    ** Books 57 - 2019 **This books to accomplish Tsundoku Books Challenge 20194 of 5 stars! I am curious when three of my Goodreads Friends (Hestia, Melmarian and Mide) bought this books. Hesti's review in goodreads also trigger me to buy this books. She said it only $ 3.50 and it only contains 40 pages.. okay when Ied Mubarak's day and i found in google play books with voucher that I've got only IDR 16,2K i just directly bought it :DIf Pakistan hav...
  • Lizzie
    2019-06-08
    "I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.And then I want you to act.I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire.Because it is."By doing a Masters degree in Climate Change, I find myself in a bubble where I am surrounded by scientists and my peers who all care deeply about the crisis we face. Reading these speeches has been a stark reminder that t...
  • Martyn Sanderson
    2019-05-24
    like, okay, wonderfully important message and i’m hugely in support of her cause, but was there any need for this book to just be like 10 of her identical speeches? pretty sure i read the word permafrost more times in this 68 page book than i have heard it the other 25 and a half years of my life
  • Sofia
    2019-06-20
    Super important and crucial to raise awareness. 5 stars for that, as a book though wasn't something special. A collection of Greta's speeches. Good for beginners to the subject
  • GroovyGrapefruit
    2019-07-03
    (4.25 🌟)This book was powerful and harrowing. Yes, some of the speeches may have been repetitive (I haven’t heard the word ‘equity’ so many times in my life), but if repetition is the only thing that will make us take action, then it’s what we need. Thunberg’s speeches are hard hitting, with excellent metaphors and methods of explanation (the burning house was a personal favourite) so even someone like me who has absolutely no clue a...
  • Helma Jongsma
    2019-06-13
    "We are about to sacrifice our civilization for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue to make enormous amounts of money. We are about to sacrifice the biosphere so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. But it is the sufferings of many which pay for the luxuries of a few"
  • Zulekha Saqib
    2019-06-08
    ❝ The bigger your carbon footprint - the bigger your moral duty.The bigger your platform - the bigger your responsibility.Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope’But I don’t want your hope.I don’t want you to be hopeful.I want you to panic.I want you to feel the fear I feel everyday.And then I want you to act.I want you to act as you would in a crisis.I want you to act as if our house is on fire.Because it i...
  • Imogen
    2019-06-09
    I will forever be in awe of Greta Thunberg. Essential reading for absolutely everyone.
  • Neil Fulwood
    2019-06-02
    A transcript of eleven speeches given by the climate activist between September 2018 and April 2019. Every politician on the planet should read this book, spend a short but reflective period of time feeling thoroughly ashamed - and then fucking *act*.
  • Carrie Morrison
    2019-05-29
    I found it incredibly inspiring, to the point I have decided to go vegetarian and transition to veganism in the near future. It is repetitive, but that is probably due to the fact that these speeches will need to have these similar points reinforced to different politicians and audiences. Plus, it really made me remember the key facts Thunberg wanted me to remember. It's a short book and £2.99 from Waterstones so I would recommend.I can imagine ...
  • Tomas
    2019-05-28
    I STAN
  • Tammam Aloudat
    2019-06-21
    There is a certain level of idealism and faith in one's ability to change the world that slips away from us as we enter into the darkness of adulthood. What seemed once like logical, even inevitable, propositions become unreasonable and unrealistic. Realpolitik takes over and we are suddenly, well, adults. This doesn't seem catastrophic most of the time. After all, we are surrounded by other complacent adults who have similarly lost their spirits...
  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    2019-06-30
    This book is a clear case of the publisher making a buck. It’s a tiny book and gives a transcript of the public speeches Greta Thunberg has given. She’s not given that many and each speech is pretty much the same. It’s a good speech and I agree with the message, but I should have just looked up her speeches on YouTube.
  • Megan
    2019-07-23
    Brilliant and terrifying - collection of her speeches over 2018 and 2019. So much respect.
  • Eleanor
    2019-06-21
    Inspirational and terrifying. A reality check and rallying cry for the absolute necessity of addressing climate change.
  • Sanjay L
    2019-06-11
    A great short read and yep, so true as we definitely do need to get the people at the top to wake up and see the reality of climate change and the harms of it!
  • Izzie
    2019-07-05
    Short but absolutely necessary.
  • Colin
    2019-06-14
    Getting straight to the point... 3 stars only because its a collection of existing speeches most of which are more effective as videos since you can hear it in her own voice.
  • David
    2019-05-29
    Short powerful and to the point. Inspiring as it is angering. Why do we entrust our children to fight our battles. My favourite line is regarding Greta’s autism:“I have Asperger’s sydrome, and to me, almost is black and white. I think in many ways that we autistic are the normal ones and the rest of the people are pretty strange”.
  • mayday
    2019-06-04
    I reckon I was nine or something when I had this phase when I cried out of sudden and lost my appetite because I kept thinking about 20 years from that year, the north pole would melt and Java would sink.Several years later I had come to conclusions, if we were doomed then so be it, right? Let's sink with this ship. In God's eyes, whatever will happen has already happened anyway....But WHEN our house is on fire, should WE just do nothing?
  • Don
    2019-06-29
    This small book consists largely of 10 short speeches by the author, made between September 2018 in Stockholm (when she was about 15 years old) and April 2019, in the Houses of Parliament, London, when she met leaders of most UK political parties and Michael Gove, Minister for the Environment. There is also a lengthy Facebook posting from February 2019, in which she explains the origins of her ‘school-strike’ (starting in August 2018) and res...