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Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year 2019

Greta Thunberg has become been nominated Person of the Year 2019 by Time magazine, the youngest ever. The motivations behind this choice.

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, is the youngest individual ever to be have been chosen as Person of the Year by US magazine Time.

Why Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year 2019

Due to actions that precede herself and other people her age, her generation will inherit a planet that is in a state of crisis. But Thunberg’s message is clear, Time explains: it’s time to act now. The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and young people are having to keep up with this change.

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This year, history has been moulded by the vision of a young girl in particular, capable of bringing millions of people together all over the world – up to 7 million during the Climate Action Week of 20-27 September – inspiring the birth and growth of the Fridays for Future movement. For this reason, she is Time’s Person of the Year 2019.

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