World Greta Thunberg 'time traveller' photo 'most definitely' original, library confirms
Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate
Greta Thunberg is sailing across the Atlantic, again. It’s much sooner than she had planned, but not before making her mark in the United States. Ms. Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, was scheduled to set sail from Hampton, Va., on Wednesday morning. This time, she will hitch a ride with an Australian couple that sails around the world in a 48-foot catamaran called La Vagabonde and chronicles their travels on YouTube.
A US library has confirmed the photograph of a girl who bears a striking resemblance to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is authentic, but has ruled out time-travelling conspiracy theories.
The photograph, taken by Eric Hegg during the Klondyke gold rush in 1898, has been shared across the internet in recent days.
While some claimed time travel could explain the girl in the photograph's likeness to the Swedish teenager, others queried whether the image was photoshopped.
Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on
Three decades after staging mass protests that freed them from communism, Czechs and Slovaks are hitting the streets again, bitter over pervasive corruption and politicians with roots in that era. The Velvet Revolution of 1989 saw unprecedented protests and a general strike end four decades of Soviet-imposed totalitarianism in what was then Czechoslovakia.The country was a member of the Warsaw Pact which crumbled that year as communism collapsed in East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, so ending the Cold War.
, the University of Washington, dismissed both claims as "most definitely not the case".
"As part of the UW Libraries Special Collections, the photo in question is an original," the post said.
So who is the girl in the photo?
We don't know.
does not list the name of the girl or the two other children.
Hegg's caption simply read: "Youths operating gold mines on Dominion. Klondyke, YT".
There aren't any other details about the girl, which could fuel the mystique.
But it's likely the girl's name was never recorded as an important detail. It's also possible details about her were lost somewhere along the way.
"The Hegg collection came into the Libraries Special Collections in the 1960s, pre-dating modern record keeping that would illuminate more detailed information, such as who donated the collection, or prior ownership," the Washington University post read.
Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest
November 18, 2019. Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor speaks to reporters in Sydney after addressing the 2019 UBS Australasia Conference. Mr Taylor is asked what he would say “to those who are saying the terrible bushfire season we’re having highlights the need to rely more on renewable energy”. Mr Taylor responds: “In the past, bushfires united Australia, it’s sad to see some attempting to divide, I think it’s crucial that we stay united to support those communities that are affected by bushfire… the truth is we have a strong emissions reduction policy that is delivering results.” Mr Taylor is then asked why Australia is going to use Kyoto carryover credits “which will halve Australia’s abatement into the next decade”. Mr Taylor responds: “Because we’ve met and beat our targets.
The image was taken at Dominion Creek, a remote location in Canada near the border with Alaska.
It was taken during the Klondike Gold Rush between 1897 and 1901, which saw more than 100,000 people flock to the region, hoping to strike it rich.
The population boomed, but many left when they found locals had already claimed the gold-bearing creeks for themselves. It's possible the girl moved on from Dominion Creek after the rush.
Where — or when — she went to next is the topic of wild speculation in comment threads.
Thunberg a time traveller?
The first rumours of Ms Thunberg's time travelling were whispered a few weeks ago, after Allison White noticed something remarkable about a historical photo she saw during a dinner at Pier 57, a popular dining hub in Seattle.
"We were leaving the restaurant and it's just a random hanging picture directly opposite of The Crab Pot," she said.
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN
Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit a record high last year, the UN said Monday, calling for action to safeguard "the future welfare of mankind"."There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, in greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere despite all the commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change," the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
"I glanced in the general direction and totally lost it — she stuck out, I knew immediately who the pictured child resembled.
"I'm a huge fan of Greta and everything she's doing."
The photo was shared and reposted on social media hundreds of thousands of times, appearing on news sites from CCN to People Magazine.
Author Jack Strange posed the time-travelling theory in a tweet that attracted more than 50,000 likes.
, he speculated this time-traveller could have originally been on a mission to stop Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist credited with pioneering modern plastics in the early 1900s.
"Clearly, she didn't kill the inventor of plastic," he wrote.
"So she had to move on somewhere new. Ahem, 2019."
He also pointed out Ms Thunberg's popularity appeared to come out of nowhere, "almost as if she flew into our space time continuum".
Ms Thunberg was yet to comment on the viral photo.
Some might say her silence on the issue is telling, but most others would argue it has something to do with the fact.
"Conspiracy theories aside, we are delighted that the collection is receiving attention because it underscores the historical importance of the images as well the unique role that Libraries and other archives play, not only in safekeeping, but in telling these stories, and ensuring accessibility," interim director for the UW Libraries Special Collections Lisa Oberg said.
Ms White told the ABC she thought the conspiracy theories were a bit of fun, hopeful the teenager's climate advocacy makes a difference.
"I hope the world will listen, not just to her, but to scientific facts," she said.
"The answers are in front of us, we just need our political leaders to jump on board."
Air travel is a huge contributor to climate change. A new global movement wants you to be ashamed to fly. .
Greta Thunberg gave up flights to fight climate change. Should you?As she took in the breathtaking archipelago north of the Arctic Circle that is dotted with mountains, carved with fjords, and circled by sea eagles, she remembered she was looking at one of the fastest-warming regions of the planet.
GRF Meeting, November 5, 2019
Oct. 28, 2019 - Law Amendments Committee Proceedings (Part 1)
Meeting start: 15:25 Introductions: 15:56 Bill 204, Workers' Compensation Act (amended): 18:25 Bill 213, Sustainable Development Goals Act: 1:01:14 Part 2 ...