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Time magazine selects climate activist Greta Thunberg as the Person of the Year 2019

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US magazine Time magazine announced on Wednesday that it has chosen the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg the year 2019 and titled “Young Power” on its front page.

The 16-year-old Swedish became a symbol of the move to fight climate change around the world, raising millions of supporters for her cause, but she did not win the Nobel Peace Prize after her name was widely discussed.

Thunberg would be the youngest recipient of this title, which Time Magazine awarded in 1927.

Thunberg began demonstrating alone for the climate in the summer of 2018 every Friday in front of the Swedish parliament, and then expanded its movement to include activists from all over the world.

And they demonstrated vigorously in September with millions of people on the streets of cities around the world, before the UN climate summit.

During this summit, the Swedish young woman gave a speech to the United Nations in which she denounced the world’s powers for not taking action in the face of climate change and titled “How dare you?”.

Greta Thunberg, who attended the climate conference in Madrid in recent days, was chosen by Time Magazine to lead over five candidates who reached the finals: Donald Trump, Democratic leader of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, the star of the United States women’s football team, Megan Rapinoe, and the CIA informant he drew attention to the phone call between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelinsky, and was behind the launch of measures to isolate the president and the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

In 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at his country’s consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, chose the character of the year after his death, along with several other journalists who are considered symbols of the search for the truth and the dangers they face.


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