Keeping on its tradition the Time’s Magazine announced the TIME’s 2019 person of the year yesterday. A tradition that the magazine is carrying on since 1927 saw a first in the 92 years of history of the honor.
Swedish schoolgirl “Greta Thunberg” who got the attention of the world with her “how dare you” speech at the United Nations was named as the Time’s 2019 person of the year. The 16-year-old is the youngest ever to get the honor.
Voicing the concern over climate change Greta in her speech at the UN Climate Conference in New York in September, blasted politicians for relying on young people for answers to climate change. In her famous speech, she said: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. We’ll be watching you.”
Greta is an environmental activist and is known for organizing protests and movements to urge the governments across the world to focus on the issue of climate change seriously. She made popular her movement #FridaysforFuture worldwide whereby she missed her lessons on Fridays to protest outside the Swedish parliament building.
Time’s cover page with Greta’s picture has “The Power of Youth” written on it. The Young Swedish schoolgirl has become a face for the voice of youth on climate change who want the global leaders to take measures against climate change to safeguard the future of generations to come.