Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Times personality of the year. The 16-year-old activist is the youngest ever to have gotten such a prestigious award.
From Student to Activist the Greta Thunberg Story
The 16-year-old autistic Swedish activist rose to fame in 2018 when she started protesting against climate change and demanded the world leaders take immediate action to address the issue. Her level of enthusiasm and perseverance inspired others to join her in the protest.
With time, her influence grew on a global scale and gave birth to climate activist movements around the world. Children and teenagers left school and started protesting against climate change.
It So Easy To Become The Times Personality Of The Year
For the past few months, the young activist has been invited to attend multiple events at the UN, where she moved leaders with her firey speeches. It’s not so easy to get selected times personality of the year; some of the most influential people in the world have failed to make a list. Besides being an influential personality, factors like the degree of influence or impact the person’s actions have had are key factors that play a vital role in deciding whether they will become Times personality of the year
On Wednesday, a representative of Times magazine, while talking to the media, announced that the Swedish activist will be Times Magazine personality of the year. Her Co nominees included Nancy Pelosi, the Hong Kong protesters, and the whistleblower who cause Trump’s impeachment hearing.
People from all walks of life are appreciating Time magazine’s decision and offering Greta their congratulation.
It is surprising to see that there are people opposong Greta Thunberg who don’t think her to do something extraordinary. They view her as a normal 16-year-old who has thrown a bunch of tantrums.