Time magazine has chosen Greta Thunberg as person of the year. Thunberg, 16, is the youngest individual to be recognized after she criticized world leaders for their inaction in the climate crisis.
Thunberg bloomed into one of the world’s most notable and youngest climate change activists. “Thunberg has become the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet and the avatar of a broader generational shift in our culture that is playing out everywhere from the campuses of Hong Kong to the halls of Congress in Washington,” Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. „She’s now led millions of people around the world, 150 countries, to act on behalf of the planet,” Felsenthal said. “I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists, and I want you to unite behind the science,” Greta Thunberg said when she appeared before Congress in America.
One of her most notable appearances occurred at the UN Climate Change Summit in September. The “how dare you!” sentiment reverberated universally. Earlier this year, Thunberg, along with 15 other young climate activists, ﬁled a legal complaint with the United Nations against ﬁve countries under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child alleging the nations are not doing enough to combat climate change.