'Greta Thunberg' spotted in 120-year-old photograph

'Greta Thunberg' spotted in 120-year-old photograph

A girl who bears a striking resemblance with climate activist Greta Thunberg was spotted in a 120-year-old photograph, and now conspiracy theorists are branding the 16-year-old a time traveller.

The vintage photograph in question features three children working at a gold mine in the Yukon Territory in Canada. It was taken around 1898 and was found in the picture archives of the University of Washington.

Of course, when the uncanny resemblance was first noted on social media, plenty of internet users from around the world flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts.

"That has to be photoshopped surely, they’re identical," one person wrote, to which another replied: "No, hun. 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."

Another person drew attention to the Daily Express' headline on the topic: "'Greta Thunberg' spotted on 120-year-old photo triggering bizarre alien claims on web".

The teenager from Sweden made headlines around the world after condemning world leaders for not taking enough action where tackling climate change was concerned.

This is the moment Greta Thunberg criticised world leaders at a climate summit at the United Nations in New York:

"People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth," Thunberg said in her profound speech.

"How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight," she continued. "You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that. Because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act then you would be evil and that I refuse to believe."

Thunberg began protesting outside Swedish parliament about a year ago. Inspired by the young activist, millions of young people all over the world took to the streets to demand their governments to take action in the fight against climate change.

Greta continues to travel internationally in support of action on climate change - while refusing to increase her carbon footprint by flying.