GRETA Thunberg is a time traveller according to wild conspiracy theorists, after a 120-year-old photo shows shocking resemblance with the young activist.
After spotting a Greta lookalike in a photograph taken in Canada’s Yukon territory around the turn of the 20th century, many were quick to point out striking similarities.
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Some people spotted a Greta lookalike in a photograph taken in Canada’s Yukon territory around the turn of the 20th century[/caption]
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The uncanny resemblance has since sparked a Twitter discussion, with many agreeing that the picture shows a Greta lookalike[/caption]
The picture in question, taken around 1898, was found in the archives of the University of Washington.
It shows young children working manually to get water and cultivate crops, however one of the children – the girl on the left – seems to look much like the 16-year-old environmentalist.
The uncanny resemblance has since sparked a Twitter discussion, with many agreeing that the picture shows a Greta lookalike.
One person tweeted: “What it is, right, is that actually she’s a time traveller, and she’s come to warn us about the future. It’s the only explanation.”
While another wrote: “Wow. Uncanny. That’s scary!”
A third wrote: “Pretty amazing doppelgänger.”
Greta shot to fame as the poster-girl for climate change awareness after a picture of her “school strike for climate change” was posted on Facebook by Swedish eco-warrior, Ingmar Rentzhog.
Her strike inspired tens of thousands of students from around the world to join her #FridaysforFuture demonstrations – skipping school every Friday to protest climate change.
The Swedish teenager grabbed the world’s attention when she staged a School Strike for Climate in front of the Swedish Parliament in August 2018.
Greta was driven to take action by a record heatwave in northern Europe and forest fires that ravaged swathes of Swedish land up to the Arctic.
The young activist sailed across the Atlantic in a “zero carbon” yacht to attend the UN climate action summit in August 2019.
She made the two-week voyage in the state-of-the-art 60ft Malizia II yacht – one of the fastest ocean sailing boats on the planet.
The £4m boat – skippered by Boris Herrmann – was fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity on board, with the aim of making the journey zero-carbon.
The non-stop journey eco warrior Greta made is – in theory – the lowest-carbon option to cross the Atlantic.