She is the youngest recipient to receive this distinction, awarded since 1927. The climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named, on Wednesday, December 11, the personality of the year 2019 by Time magazine. She is in one of the American newspaper under the title "The power of youth".
. @ GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/YZ7U6Up76v pic.twitter.com/SWALBfeGl6- TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2019
The 16-year-old Swede has become in just over a year the most famous face of the fight against climate change across the planet.
Greta Thunberg, who started in the summer of 2018 to demonstrate alone for the climate every Friday in front of the Swedish Parliament, has since rallied millions of supporters to her cause.
They demonstrated in September in the streets of cities around the world just before a UN climate summit. The young woman spoke in the gallery with a scathing speech denouncing the inaction of the world's powerful in the face of climate change, pounding her speech "How dare you?" accusers.
Regularly cited by some of the favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize, she was finally not retained.
Greta Thunberg, who was in recent days at the climate conference in Madrid, was selected by Time in front of five other finalists: Donald Trump, the leader of the US Congress Democrats Nancy Pelosi, the star of the American women's football team Megan Rapinoe, the CIA agent who warned of the phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president, behind the impeachment proceedings of the president, and Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.
In 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, killed in October 2018 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, was posthumously appointed, along with several other journalists, symbolizing the quest for truth and the risks they take. to get it.
In 2017, the award was also presented collectively to people who had "broken the silence" about sexual assault, triggering the #MeToo movement around the world.
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