Young climate activist is Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”

“Time on Wednesday named the young climate activist Greta Thunberg as its person of the year, in a nod to the next generation’s surging prominence in worldwide efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change,” as The New York Times is reporting.

“It was an irony, perhaps, that the designation, announced on television and online, is a ritual marketing stunt that is one of the last vestiges of an era when weekly print magazines were a major force in the news cycle.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump, the Ukraine whistle-blower and the Hong Kong protesters were all on the shortlist for this year’s selection, according to the anchors of the “Today” show.

“The activist’s rise started in August 2018, when she skipped school to protest climate change outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, where she grew up. Since then, she has become an international fixture, speaking before the United Nations and meeting with numerous heads of state as well as the pope.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “Young climate activist is Time magazine’s “Person of the Year””

  1. As a full Swede by heritage I am so pleased to watch this young woman become a leader at such an early age!

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    1. What amazes me is while she is on “the spectrum”, she’s clearly highly intelligent, lucid, focused, knows what she’s talking about yet her critics present her as severely damaged, stupid and a pawn. She’s far more intelligent then anyone whose criticized her. Jair Bolsonaro today called her a brat. Putin said she is a child that is being manipulated. They clearly haven’t listened to her words. But then, that crap is all they have. Just like the impeachment hearings…they criticize everything except the facts that are presented. These are seriously disturbed, broken and damaged people that their constituents elected. I hope the pendulum starts to swing in the other direction because presently the world is in a very bad place.

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