Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year becoming the youngest person to ever receive this honor.
In making the announcement, Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said she ‘came from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement.’
On the shortlist: Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and the Hong Kong protesters.
The magazine says: ‘In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history.’
‘For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year,’ Time Editor’s added on the website.