Greta Thunberg Named As TIME'S Person Of The Year
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Our incredible eco-queen, Greta Thunberg, has been named TIME's Person Of The Year for 2019 after inspiring millions of people across the globe to be more sustainable and eco-friendly.
After giving an emotional and inspiring speech at the UN summit Greta has gained a whole lot of attention and for some damn good reasons.
She has been an eco-warrior from an extremely young age and is an individual demanding governments all over the world act now to change their damaging ways.
In an article that explained why Thunberg has been named as the Person of the Year, Edward Felsenthal, TIME's editor-in-chief wrote: "When she first heard about global warming as an eight-year-old, Thunberg says she thought, 'That can't be happening, because if that were happening, then the politicians would be taking care of it'.
"That they weren't is precisely what motivated her to act, as it has youth the world over who are forcing us to confront the peril of our own inaction, from the student-led protests on the streets of Santiago, Chile, to the young democracy activists fighting for rights and representation in Hong Kong to the high schoolers from Parkland, Florida, whose march against gun violence, Thunberg cites as an inspiration for her climate strikes."
Greta is the youngest individual to recieve this accolade, with Felsenthal continuing: "Thunberg demands action, and though far too many key measures are still moving in the wrong direction, there are nascent signs that action is coming.
"Corporate commitments to sustainable growth and net-zero emissions are on the rise. More than 60 countries have pledged to have a net carbon footprint of zero by 2050. American primary voters, especially in states beset by wildfires and flooding, are suddenly giving presidential candidates an earful on climate change.
"In Austria's September elections, the Green Party more than tripled its support at the expense of the Social Democrats, a development a leader of the Social Democrats attributed to Thunberg - just before he resigned. Even as China burns half the world's coal, it too is changing. It's now home to roughly 45% of the electric cars and 99% of the electric buses in the world."
A huge congratulations to our eco-queen, Greta.
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