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‘TIME’ names 16-years-old Greta Thunberg a ‘Next Generation Leader’

In Time’s story, young activist stresses on climate change emergency.


Greta Thunberg 16-years old climate activist has made up to the Time Magazine’s cover. She made TIME’s 2019 list of 100 Most Influential People earlier this year. It is no surprise that the magazine has also named her one of this 2019’s 10 Next Generation Leaders.

This young activist first came to limelight last year in August, when she started striking from school to sit outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, in order to raise awareness for the climate crisis.

The teenager has been doing the same every Friday since then, and she has also managed to fit in a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. She is also actively making speeches and managing meetings all over Europe.

Greta stresses on that it’s time to treat climate change like an emergency. She along her family have sworn off air travel due to its high environmental impact.

In Time’s story, young activist stresses on climate change emergency saying “I believe that once we start behaving as if we were in an existential crisis, then we can avoid a climate and ecological breakdown,” Greta told TIME. “But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We have to start today.”

Greta also shared that “It’s quite hilarious when the only thing people can do is mock you, or talk about your appearance or personality, as it means they have no argument or nothing else to say,” she wisely told TIME, in reference to some criticism she received on Twitter. “I’m not going to let that stop me because I know this is so much more important.”

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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