Greta is Time’s Person of The Year
The Swedish teenager who came on the world stage two years ago has become the face of protests against climate change. And Time magazine has recognised her efforts.
Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.
The 16-year-old is the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine in a tradition that started in 1927.
Greta started the movement for saving the environment from its home country. She protested against climate change in front of Swedish parliament. Several people joined her and soon she became the face of the environment movement. The autistic teen also spoke at a UN climate change summit in Madrid.
She urged world leaders to stop using “creative PR” to avoid real action. The next decade would define the planet’s future, she said.
Last year, the teenager started an environmental strike by missing lessons most Fridays to protest outside the Swedish parliament building. It sparked a worldwide movement that became popular with the hashtag #FridaysForFuture.
Earlier this year, she was nominated as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.