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...


Details No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

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

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-06-15
    *UPDATE: The comments on this review I've been getting are piling up like crazy, and it now takes two whole pages to display them all along the bottom. Look, call me Satan incarnate, but I am never going to care about climate change, nor can you convert me to do so. If you don't like my review, don't click the 'like' button. Please move on - further comments after the date of this update post will be removed because I'm sick of managing them. We ...
  • 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...
  • Kat Valentine
    2019-11-18
    This book of speeches by Greta thundberg 16 year old climate actitivest is very thought provoking. It just goes to show that one voice does matter. No matter what side of the debate your on for climate change it is our children and their children who will suffer if somethings not done. They can say all they want about this young generation ,but one thing I admire about them is Their not afraid to stand up and make changes and though social media ...
  • Science (Fiction) Comedy Horror and Fantasy Geek/Nerd a.k.a Mario
    2019-09-27
    ENGLISHTo have achieved more in this age than others in one's life speaks for itself. And an ode to "haters gonna hate".It can not be put into words how great this movement is. Nobody has so far been able to positively mobilize the youth of the 21st century to such an extent. Spotlighting the topics of climate change, environmental degradation and the stupidity of the economy, as trivialized by the leading media. To describe the positive could fi...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    2019-12-06
    Not impressed.Rating. We start at 5 stars:+6 stars: I give it an extra star for the author's devotion to nature (+1 star), young age (+1 star), determination (+1 star), mental illness (+1 star), another +1 star so that she wouldn't cry (or sulk or whatever she does to terrorize her parents) and for everything else that I couldn't give a damn to care to remember or list (+1 star). -1 star for repetitiveness-1 star for no solutions suggested-1 star...
  • Matt
    2019-10-03
    Basically, in a world in which a great number of policy makers are loosing their marbles 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is demanding of those “world leaders” to finally listen to the crushing majority of scientists and start doing something reasonable before we loose the one blue marble our all lives depend on.What the Fuck is wrong with that?________[Update 05 November 2019]11,000+ scientists (and Greta) warn of ‘untold suffering’: World Sc...
  • Riku Sayuj
    2019-10-08
    "We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis.To all of you who choose to look the other way every day because you seem more frightened of the changes that can prevent catastrophic climate change than the catastrophic climate change itself.Your silence is almost worst of all.The future of all the coming generations rests on your shoulders.Those of us who are still children can’t change what you do now once we’re old enough to do s...
  • Kate Wyver
    2019-05-28
    What a feat. Bit repetitive but then so is governments' continuation of ignorance and dismissal.
  • André Oliveira
    2019-06-24
    The only complaint is: some speeches seemed repetitive.
  • Emma
    2019-10-03
    *Unpopular opinion alert* I absolutely hated this little book. It is a collection of Greta’s speeches, but they are all extremely dull to read, and various paragraphs are repeated over and over in different speeches. This does not mean I find her uninspiring or that I don’t believe in climate change, I 1000% do! But this book is absolutely not the way to go if you want to convince people of your cause. There is background info missing, which ...
  • Sidharth Vardhan
    2019-10-10
    I could have written defenses for her but I think she defends herself well enough against all the arguments raised against her. If people are unwilling to listen to her before judging her, I don't think they will care to read about her side here. And several reviewers here have already done that.And I do not wish to talk about climate change problem here either which seems obvious enough. And again a job people like Greta are doing well enough.Th...
  • Lo O'Neill
    2019-09-10
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is a great little book, it is not revolutionary and nothing that we haven’t heard before but it is a powerful and impactful call to action. It is a little repetitive but what else would you expect from a collection of speeches (especially ones that are on the same topic) but considering the state of the world it is a message that needs to be drilled home.This short and quick read is a great starting poi...
  • Lucy
    2019-06-04
    I applaud Greta Thunberg. A short, sobering, necessary read.
  • 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 ...
  • Laura Cearra
    2019-08-21
    I don't understand how people find it acceptable to publish a book with 10 identical speeches.
  • Anastasiya Mozgovaya
    2019-07-30
    an urgent must-read for everyone!"to do your best is no longer good enough. we must all do the seemingly impossible."
  • 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...
  • Anthe
    2019-08-02
    Don't read the reviews, it'll ruin your day.
  • Rahul Holani
    2019-10-10
    First of all I regret as I thought of Greta Thunberg nothing more than a bratty shouting teenager. But after reading this book and knowing the amount of efforts she is putting herself to aware People about climate change and forcing governments to act on it ASAP is truly remarkable at an age of 15-16 when most of us are just joking around just looking for fun. I myself believe and support actions to fight climate change crisis and try myself to c...
  • 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
  • Imogen
    2019-06-09
    I will forever be in awe of Greta Thunberg. Essential reading for absolutely everyone.
  • Ietrio
    2019-09-20
    A strong reminder of how miserable and irrational was life in the days of Jeanne d'Arc.
  • 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.
  • Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
    2019-08-31
    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI saw two social media posts about Greta Thunberg while I was reading through this Penguin collection of her inspirational speeches. One post on Facebook was sneering because there was apparently a single plastic bottle visible in a photograph of Greta on the sailboat. Another post, this time on Twitter, was a vicious attack ridiculing her as a disturbed child. Both posts sought to dismiss Gre...
  • Jeanne
    2019-11-14
    I confess: I read Greta Thunberg's No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference because our president was dismissive of her, saying, "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" I read this book and kept reading because I am always impressed by passion and competence. I am impressed by her skill in framing an argument and acting on it.Greta Thunberg has been school striking outside the Swe...
  • Kamil
    2019-09-24
    Our house is on fire. This fight is not only about the future, but it's also about the present. To prevent this man made disaster, we must act right now. We cannot save past, but we can learn on it. Huge responsibility was put on our shoulders, to protect all wonders of this planet for future generations. I would like to see more people like her, fighting for a better planet with such passion and commitment!
  • 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 Th...
  • Stephie
    2019-07-28
    If we manage to avoid the worst consequences of climate change (god I hope we do), it’ll be thanks to people like Greta for standing up and fighting when all the powers in the world refused to do anything.