Greta Thunberg Named Person of the Year by TIME Magazine
Updated: Dec 13, 2019
The rather remarkable Swedish 16 year old has been named Person of the Year by TIME Magazine after a year where this young lady has made the world sit up and talk about climate change. Greta’s message to both world leaders, and the populace generally, has been that transformative action is required to reduce greenhouse emissions that will otherwise force drought and poverty onto millions of people by 2030.
TIME magazine report “Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: “School Strike for Climate.” 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.”
What Greta is so brilliantly doing is saying to all of us that the habits of consumerism, travel and overall energy consumption is going to have to change. To what extent our illustrious world leaders will response we will await to see. In the meantime, we all need to do our bit and change our way of life in what ways we can.