Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, who famously shuns climate-unfriendly airplanes, pictured on a boat sailing to Lisbon, Portugal, on December 3, 2019.
Greta Thunberg, who famously shuns climate-unfriendly airplanes, pictured on a boat sailing to Lisbon, Portugal, on December 3, 2019. Reuters
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Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was chosen as Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019, the magazine announced Wednesday.

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The 16-year-old has found herself in the role of spokesperson for a generation haunted by climate emergency since her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden's parliament last year.

The magazine cover has a picture of Thunberg with the subtitle "The Power of Youth".

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

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