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Greta Thunberg has been named as TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg has been named as TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg a Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

Key Points:

  • The 16-year-old is the youngest person who is chosen by the magazine in a tradition that started in the year 1927.
  • She has mobilized millions of people to fight climate change and condemned leaders’ inaction.
  • She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year.
  • Others who are honoured by TIME for the year 2019 are:
  1. Guardians of the Year: the US Public Servants
  2. Business Person of the Year: Disney CEO Bob Iger
  3. Athlete of the Year: US Women’s Soccer Team
  4. Entertainer of the Year: Singer Lizzo

About Greta Thunberg:

  • She is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change.
  • Her campaigning movement became famous worldwide which is known as “Fridays for Future”.
  • This made millions of people in about 150 countries to act on behalf of the planet.
  • She had been nominated for a Nobel peace prize.

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