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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:26 AM

Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year

Source: NBC News

Greta Thunberg, the soft-spoken Swedish teen who became a global conscience for climate change and environmental activism, has been named Time’s Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

The magazine announced 16-year old Thunberg as its choice Wednesday exclusively on "TODAY."

"She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal told "TODAY," adding that Thunberg is the magazine's youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year.

Thunberg quickly bloomed into one of the world's most notable and youngest climate change activists, sparking a collective movement to fight climate change after protesting alone outside the Swedish parliament during school hours on Fridays when she was 15. The teen held up a now universally recognized hand-painted sign that read “skolstrejk för klimatet,” which translates to “School strike for the Climate.”



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Reply Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 11 OP
handmade34 Dec 11 #1
lastlib Dec 12 #21
dewsgirl Dec 11 #2
keithbvadu2 Dec 11 #3
Lochloosa Dec 11 #4
lamp_shade Dec 11 #5
lark Dec 11 #6
fleur-de-lisa Dec 11 #7
bullwinkle428 Dec 11 #9
Magoo48 Dec 11 #8
TomVilmer Dec 11 #10
llmart Dec 11 #11
progree Dec 11 #13
Baitball Blogger Dec 11 #12
Jarqui Dec 11 #14
mahannah Dec 11 #15
olddad65 Dec 11 #16
Aristus Dec 11 #17
brooklynite Dec 11 #18
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 11 #20
LeftTurn3623 Dec 11 #19

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:32 AM

1. ...

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:38 PM

21. Make America Greta Again!

Make America Greta Again!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:32 AM

2. I'm happy it was her...I always assumed it would be a whistle.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:34 AM

3. Not Trump? He'll have to keep using his fake Time cover.

Not Trump?

He'll have to keep using his fake Time cover.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:40 AM

4. Outstanding choice.

It sends a great message to kids that they can make a difference.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:49 AM

5. Awesome... just awesome.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:09 AM

6. Great choice, Time Magazine!

So glad they made an aspirational choice about someone who is working hard as she can to change our future for the better.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:17 AM

7. Wonderful!

Sorry, not sorry, Dump, you lose again!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

9. "You get NOTHING! You LOSE! Good DAY, Sir!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

8. Magnificent

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:35 AM

10. Greta's cause is a good reason to select her!

What Trump as usual does not understand is that this selection is not necessarily a praise:
"TIME's Person of the Year is bestowed by the editors on the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year."

This tiny girl has carried her position with grace.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:35 AM

11. I think there's already a thread on this subject.

I just wish Du'ers wouldn't start so many different threads on the same subject.

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Response to llmart (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:05 AM

13. Latest Breaking News is meant for important news of national interest

and certainly the OP qualifies for this and the other LBN rules.

As the message box says when one begins a post in LBN :

Thousands of people use the DU Latest Breaking News Forum as their primary source for news


In other words, most of us don't have the luxury of all the time in the world to read through all of Latest Threads or a hundred different forums, so we rely on LBN and its many volunteer posters and hosts, to provide a forum for this purpose.

Edited to Add: I agree in general though -- before I start an OP post in a non-LBN forum, and I think there's a good chance that others may have already posted -- I do a quick search. If I do find other postings on the subject, I ask myself do we really need another thread on it? . (And of course LBN rules forbid posting an OP that is a "duplicate" of another earlier LBN post)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:36 AM

12. She should be. She is the future.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:55 AM

14. Very happy to see this story

Probably ranks as high with me as any pick they've made over the years

I think she's wonderful and we're blessed to have her for this cause

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:59 AM

15. "I still believe the biggest danger is not inaction...

“I still believe the biggest danger is not inaction, the real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like real action is happening when in fact almost nothing is being done apart from clever accounting and creative PR.” - Thunberg

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:30 AM

16. Excellent. Trump wasn't eligible. You have to be a person.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:34 AM

17. And the Republican Party collectively shits itself...

n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:35 PM

18. UPDATE: Trump Jr. blasts Time for choosing 'marketing gimmick' Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year

The Hill

The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., attacked Time magazine on Wednesday over its choice of climate change activist Greta Thunberg as its 2019 "Person of the Year."

In a tweet, Trump Jr. mocked the 16-year-old activist as "a teen being used as a marketing gimmick," saying pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong deserved the honor.


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Response to brooklynite (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:01 PM

20. Somebody needs to tell trumpie turdpile junior

that if we want his opinion, we'll take his feet out of his mouth, first. Then ask. BTW- Jr., don't hold your breath.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

19. what a great choice

I love it!

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