Daily US Times, New York: The soft-spoken Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg who made herself as global icon for climate change named Time’s Person of the Year in 2019.
She is the Time’s youngest Person of the Year.
The renowned magazine made this announcement on Wednesday.
Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said, ‘She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement”.
Thunberg’s journey to make the world noticed about the climate change has been phenomenal.
She was standing outside of the Swedish parliament during school hours on Friday when she was just 15.
Her tiny step makes noise among her fellow students; then it creates a huge buzz throughout the world.
Lots of International celebrities promoted her in social media.
Edward Felsenthal said, ‘Thunberg represents a broader generational shift in the culture.’
Thunberg gave up eating meat, travelling via aeroplane and other things to reduce her carbon footprint and encourage others to follow her footsteps.
This year in UNGA, she gave speech to the world leaders, which made international headline.
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” Thunberg said in a speech at the UN Global Climate Action Summit in New York.
“People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of endless economic growth. How dare you!”