84 Business Spotlight 3/2020 AND FINALLY...
Illustration: Georg Lechner
⋅ I have a black Labrador named Roxy.
⋅ One of my middle names — I have
three — is “Tintin”.
⋅ My mother competed in the
Eurovision Song Contest.
⋅ I don’t do idle chit-chat.
⋅ I fell into a depression at the age of 11
and stopped eating and talking, which
slowed my growth.
⋅ My father is named after a Nobel
Prize-winning scientist who made a
connection between CO 2 levels in the
atmosphere and climate change.
⋅ I have always been the “invisible girl”
nobody listens to, so I am not used to
being the centre of attention.
⋅ I have been diagnosed with
Asperger’s syndrome, OCD and
⋅ In May 2018, I won an essay contest
in a newspaper on how climate
change should be dealt with.
⋅ I was nominated for the Nobel Peace
Prize in both 2019 and 2020.
⋅ I write my own speeches (which my
father tells me to “tone down”).
⋅ After US president Donald Trump
and Russian president Vladimir Putin
mocked me, I changed my Twitter
biography to include their words.
⋅ I have crossed the ocean in a solar-
powered sailing boat.
⋅ My protests were inspired by the
student protests staged after a school
shooting in Parkland, Florida.
[(tSIt tSÄt] ifml.
compete in a contest
[kEm)pi:t In E (kQntest]
, an einem Wettbewerb
, Leit-, Symbolfigur
, müßig; hier: inhaltsleer
make a difference
[)meIk E (dIfrEns]
, etw. bewirken
mob sb. [mQb]
, jmdn. belagern,
über jmdn. herfallen
mock sb. [mQk]
, sich über jmdn. lustig
[)EU si: (di:]
, selektiver Mutismus
tone sth. down
, etw. abschwächen,
, etw. als Marke
⋅ I am a figurehead for climate activist
⋅ In May 2019, a collection of my
speeches was published as a book
called No One Is Too Small to Make a
⋅ I am trying to trademark “Fridays for
Future” to prevent companies and
people from misusing the name.
⋅ I claim to have a superpower.
⋅ For some, I am a hero; for others, a nuisance.
⋅ Once a lone figure, these days, I am mobbed^
by people wherever I go.
From invisible to mobbed:
who is our mystery person?
The information about our
mystery person was compiled
by TENLEY VAN DEN BERG.
Who am I?
Who am I?
Turn to page 82 for the answer.