Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden is an environmental activist. Recently, the teenager has been named as the Person of The Year 2019 for TIME Magazine 2019. TIME is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Greta a young teen has become a powerful voice against the climatic changes across the world.She has spent the better half of the years protesting and raising awareness on the global climate crisis. She started her environmental campaign in August 2018, by skipping school and protested outside the Swedish Parliament.
The 'Solo Protestor' for the climate change has influenced thousand of such teenagers and students from across the world to fight global change. Her protest sign that read "school strike for climate" was the motivation for many.
“For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all that it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg, is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year," read the article of TIME Magazine.
"In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the UN, met with the pope, sparred with the president of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history,” read the article.
Greta took to her Twitter and shared the news.
Take a look her Twitter post!
TIME Magazine also took to their Instagram handles and shared a video clip of Greta's journey during her campaign and protest for climatic change.
Take a look at the the post:
In another post shared by TIME Magazine, the caption read, "This was the year the climate crisis went from behind the curtain to centre stage, from ambient political noise to squarely on the world's agenda, and no one did more to make that happen than @gretathunberg. Meaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential
individuals, wrote editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal, and in 2019, the earth's existential crisis found one in Thunberg."
Here is the Instagram post!
Despite of much criticism, Greta has quickly become the biggest voice for global environmental justice. Her efforts towards increasing awareness on climate change earned her a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2019.