Greta Thunberg’s dad didn’t support her campaign at first

Svante Thunberg says family made changes to their lives to save Greta from depression

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During an interview for the BBC in London, Svante Thunberg admits that he and his wife only made changes in their lives to “save” their daughter, not the world.

Thunberg said the young climate activist “fell ill” and stopped eating and talking to others three to four years ago because of depression.

To help her recover, he and his wife, opera singer Malena Ernman, made significant changes in their lives.

Svante Thunberg went vegan and Ernman stopped flying: “To be honest, she (Ernman) didn’t do it save the climate. She did it to save her child because she saw how much it meant to her, and then, when she did that, she saw how much she grew from that, how much energy she got from it.”   

Greta’s father added that initially he did not support his daughter´s activism. “We thought it was a bad idea, just the idea of your own daughter sort of putting herself at the very front line of such a huge question like climate change,”