BREAKING: Greta Thunberg Named Time Magazine “Person of the Year”

Time magazine has revealed Greta Thunberg as their 2019 “Person of the Year.”

The 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden gained global recognition this year after scolding world leaders at a U.N. Climate Summit.

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Much of the social media reaction so far has been negative. On the CBS This Morning YouTube Channel, there are over 5 times as many thumbs down as thumbs up.

On Twitter, many argued the Hong Kong protesters should have won.

One Twitter user wrote:

Last I checked, the HK protestors were winning the @TIME person of the year vote by a pretty wide margin. Unfortunate to see that @TIME doesn’t have the guts to stand up to China.

Robby Starbuck wrote “Hong Kong protestors won the vote but we know left wing institutions have trouble accepting that they didn’t get what they wanted so @Time made Greta the “Person of the Year” anyways.”

A little unhappy that Hong Kong protestors were not chosen..
But still, congratulation.
We have the same purpose to make the world better.

UPI reports Time magazine announced its 2019 “Person of the Year” Wednesday — Sweden’s teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Time said Greta “has offered a moral clarion call to those who are willing to act, and hurled shame on those who are not” and persuaded world leaders to “make commitments where they had previously fumbled.”

For example, the magazine cited the passage of a British environmental law in June after the 16-year-old girl spoke to members of parliament in London and participated with the “Extinction Rebellion” protests.

“Because of her, hundreds of thousands of teenage ‘Gretas,’ from Lebanon to Liberia, have skipped school to lead their peers in climate strikes around the world,” Time wrote.

The magazine said her efforts — which included sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to this week’s COP25 climate conference in Spain, and crossing the ocean in a similar manner in August to get to the U.N. General Assembly — have focused great attention on the issue of climate change, especially among world’s young.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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