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Greta Thunberg Called The Youngest TIME Person Of The Year Ever

Greta Thunberg is making history as she becomes the youngest person ever to be called TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year.


In August of 2018, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg took the national stage to protest climate change in Sweeden. Fast forward to December of 2019, she’s being awarded TIME Magazine’s Peson of the Year.

This is a history making award for the teenager as she is the youngest person to ever receive this award.

“Wow, this is unbelievable! I share this great honour with everyone in the #FridaysForFuture movement and climate activists everywhere,” she said on Twitter.

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Greta is the one who was behind the largest climate strike in world history as she met with powerful leaders and united those who are in support all around the world. Through using her voice to talk about climate change, Greta has had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations, and even speak with the Pope.

“She has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change. She has offered a moral clarion call to those who are willing to act, and hurled shame on those who are not,” TIME said about Greta.
In 2018, Greta skipped a full day of school so sit outside of the Swedish Parliament demanding climate action from legislators. Gaining notoriety all around the world, the 16-year-old presses for the public to pay less attention to her and more attention to climate change.

Despite receiving this amazing award and all of her other recognitions, she has refused to accept a few. But alongside this new award from TIME, she was also nominated for a Nobel Peace

Four years ago, Greta was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and has selective mutism — a severe anxiety disorder in which a person is unable to speak in certain social situations. Thunberg credits both conditions for her tenacity as an activist.

Congrats to Greta on this amazing accomplishment.

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