Time honors teen climate activist

World News

December 11, 2019 - 9:50 AM

NEW YORK  (AP) — Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time’s youngest ever “person of the year” today.

Thunberg, 16, has become the face of the youth climate movement, drawing large crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences over the past year and a half. Some have welcomed her activism, including her speeches challenging world leaders to do more to stop global warming. But others have criticized her sometimes combative tone.

“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 what it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year,” the media franchise said today on its website.

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