Greta Thunberg: TIME’s Person of the Year 2019 surprised for being awarded.
According to the young climate change activist, it seems little to nothing is being done to help deal with the impact of Climate Change.
Greta Thunberg was surprised at the ward and the honor done her. She added that there are other great minds behind the scene who have contributed immensely to the success of her campaign. She said they deserve to share the accolade.
16-year-old Swede, Greta Thunberg is now the face of the new generation of environmental activists.
She has drawn very large crowds each time she participated in climate-related protests, conferences, and other related programs.
She has become an icon of climate change advocacy and continues to work hard.
Her thought-provoking and daring speeches have challenged world leaders to do more in an effort to end global warming. Some people have also criticized her for her tone.
“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 that it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg is Time’s 2019 Person of the Year,” the media franchise said on its website.
The recognition has left her shocked. She told The Associate Press : “a bit surprised” at the recognition.“I could never have imagined anything like that happening,” she said in a phone interview.
“I’m of course, very grateful for that, very honored,” Thunberg said, but added: “It should be everyone in the Fridays for Future movement because what we have done, we have done together.”
The young climate activist hopes the “Greta effect” will continue to succeed and help increase efforts at dealing with climate change.
She has also called on the media to pay attention to other activists who “are hit hardest by the climate and environmental crisis.”
At the U.N’s annual climate summit, she accused businesses and governments for misleading the public and said their efforts will not stop the climate emergency facing the world. She called on governments, and CEO’s to stop faking efforts at dealing with climate change.
Using scientific reports, the promises by nations to significantly reduce the emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gasses are not enough to achieve the optimistic target of maintaining temperatures above 1.5 degrees Celsis (2.7 Fahrenheit) before the close of the century set in Paris Climate Accord in 2015.
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