Svante Thunberg about Daughter Greta: She has Changed, and I am Happy. Svante Thunberg, the father of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16), says in a BBC interview that he did not support the idea of climate truancy.
Greta suffered from depression for several years, but thanks to her commitment to the climate she appears to have “changed and been very happy”.
However, father Svante is worried.
The BBC program “Today” flew to Stockholm to talk to both father and daughter Thunberg. Greta is guest editor of the radio program for one day.
In the conversation, Svante talks about his daughter’s fight against her depression.
“A parent’s worst nightmare. She stopped talking, she stopped school, she stopped eating,” he says.
Svante decided to make more time for Greta and her sister Beata. Mother Malena Emman, an opera singer, also cancelled contracts so that the family could be together.