Time Magazine names Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year

Time Magazine names Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, the young advocate for climate change, has just been named Time magazibe's 2019 Person of the Year, making her the youngest person ever to get the award.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

It should be noted that the activist, aged 16, was the inspiration behind the school strikes for the climate movement.

Daily Mail reports that Gretha has become the face of the young climate movement, as she has drawn big attention all around the world.

Despite the fact that many have doubted her movement, legend campaigners and scientists have been giving her activism big support.

In speaking on The Today Show, Time editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, said she was the youngest voice pursuing a better earth.

READ ALSO: Michelle Obama donates R7.4m from her book sales to educate girls

"She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement," the editor said.

Another thing worthy of note is that Malala Yousafzai, another young activist was runner-up in 2012, losing out to Barack Obama, aged 15.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Former US president, Barack Obama, on Monday, 16 September met with one of the youngest Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, during her visit to Washington DC to talk about issues surrounding the environments.

After the former president met with the young activist, he tweeted that she was “already one of the planet’s greatest advocates”.

READ ALSO: Leonardo DiCaprio parties with Kendall Jenner, Hadid sisters in Miami

He further said that the knowledge of the consequences of climate change her generation will face is pursuing the young girl towards real action.

It should be noted that Thunberg became an international figure for climate change advocacy when she staged a one-man protest outside the Swedish parliament, an action that inspired other youth activists to hold theirs around the world.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Hot:
Mailfire view pixel