Greta Thunberg named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

The Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who became voice of a generation facing climate change emergency was named as Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. The magazine announced 16-year old Thunberg as its choice among other 2019 finalists, which included The Hong Kong Protesters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump, and anonymous whistleblower whose memo on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine triggered impeachment inquiry.

Others honoured by TIME for year 2019:

Athlete of the Year: US Women’s Soccer Team

Guardians of the Year: the US Public Servants

Entertainer of the Year: Singer Lizzo

Business Person of the Year: Disney CEO Bob Iger

About Greta Thunberg

She is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning movement, which became known as “Fridays for Future,” prompted millions of people in about 150 countries “to act on behalf of the planet. She had been nominated for a Nobel peace prize, recognised for her mobilisation of students in her ‘Fridays for Future’ weekly school strikes.



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