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    Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Greta Thunberg: TIME'''s Person of the Year 2019 | Time

    Photographs by Evgenia Arbugaeva for TIME

    Greta Thunberg sits in silence in the cabin of the boat that will take her across the Atlantic Ocean. Inside, there’s a cow skull hanging on the wall, a faded globe, a child’s yellow raincoat. Outside, it’s a tempest: rain pelts the boat, ice coats the decks, and the sea batters the vessel that will take this slight girl, her father and a few companions from Virginia to Portugal. For a moment, it’s as if Thunberg were the eye of a hurricane, a pool of resolve at the center of swirling chaos. In here, she speaks quietly. Out there, the entire natural world seems to amplify her small voice, screaming along with her.

    “We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow,” she says, tugging on the sleeve of her blue sweatshirt. “That is all we are saying.”

    It’s a simple truth, delivered by a teenage girl in a fateful moment. The sailboat, La Vagabonde, will shepherd Thunberg to the Port of Lisbon, and from there she will travel to Madrid, where the United Nations is hosting this year’s climate conference. It is the last such summit before nations commit to new plans to meet a major deadline set by the Paris Agreement. Unless they agree on transformative action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the world’s temperature rise since the Industrial Revolution will hit the 1.5°C mark—an eventuality that scientists warn will expose some 350 million additional people to drought and push roughly 120 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. For every fraction of a degree that temperatures increase, these problems will worsen. This is not fearmongering; this is science. For decades, researchers and activists have struggled to get world leaders to take the climate threat seriously. But this year, an unlikely teenager somehow got the world’s attention.
    Congrats to this young lady

    Yes Trump was up for it
    Oh yes along with Nancy Pelosi -AKA Trump Beater

    I think in time she will be even a larger force regarding climate change
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/josh-dawsey/
    “The whole episode is sadly unsurprising,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with U.S. policy on Ukraine. “It’s the epitome of impulsive, self-serving decision-making at the top that has undermined American power.”

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    A challenged girl exploited for political purposes... Way to go Time.

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Greta Thunberg: TIME'''s Person of the Year 2019 | Time


    Congrats to this young lady

    Yes Trump was up for it
    Oh yes along with Nancy Pelosi -AKA Trump Beater

    I think in time she will be even a larger force regarding climate change
    You know, if you'd simply omitted the AKA, I'd take this thread seriously.

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Greta Thunberg: TIME'''s Person of the Year 2019 | Time


    Congrats to this young lady

    Yes Trump was up for it
    Oh yes along with Nancy Pelosi -AKA Trump Beater

    I think in time she will be even a larger force regarding climate change
    The UN is planning on flying 25,000 people to Madrid for the climate conference. Can someone commission a study into what impact those flights are going to have on the environment? Not coincidentally, the UN says it needs $29 billion more in order to meet budget needs. Greta may be their new spokesperson who can get that money rolling in.
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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Hey I know let's make our cute little autistic spectrum daughter into a global climate change genius. We get Time magazine's person of the year and it's easy street for the rest of our existence. Her parents are long time "activists" if you get what I mean by activists.

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    The President of the United States is publicly attacking a teenage girl.

    What a pathetic little "man". To call him a coward would be a compliment.
    Zelensky: [. . .] We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.

    Trump: I would like you to do us a favor though [. . . ]

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    The President of the United States is publicly attacking a teenage girl.

    What a pathetic little "man". To call him a coward would be a compliment.
    Yes it's really sad but Greta Thunberg is handling the attacks with dry humor and focusing on the science.

    Greta Thunberg changes Twitter bio after Trump dig - BBC News

    Greta Thunberg: why the right’s usual attacks don’t work on her - Vox
    Last edited by Bergslagstroll; 12-12-19 at 01:35 PM.

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Greta Thunberg: TIME'''s Person of the Year 2019 | Time


    Congrats to this young lady

    Yes Trump was up for it
    Oh yes along with Nancy Pelosi -AKA Trump Beater

    I think in time she will be even a larger force regarding climate change
    So impressive and inspiring that she gone in one year from striking alone to inspiring a global movement with millions of participants all across the world.

    Map - FridaysForFuture

    There she and the global movement are making a real impact.

    'Greta Thunberg effect' driving growth in carbon offsetting | Environment | The Guardian

    Word of the Year: Collins Dictionary names "climate strike" word of the year for 2019 - CBS News

    Google makes ‘biggest corporate purchase’ of renewable energy - The Verge

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/20/e...age/index.html

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Greta Thunberg: TIME'''s Person of the Year 2019 | Time


    Congrats to this young lady

    Yes Trump was up for it
    Oh yes along with Nancy Pelosi -AKA Trump Beater

    I think in time she will be even a larger force regarding climate change
    So once again the media decides who is "more important". If I were to select a young "person of the year" who not only took actual steps towards bettering climate change, but also possessed a scientific understanding of it, I'd rather select Boyan Slat.

    Ocean Cleanup Project Finally Collects Plastic From Great Pacific Garbage Patch : NPR

    How Boyan Slat'''s Ocean Cleanup device collects plastic in the Pacific - Business Insider

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup is underway

    But we all know that Greta is much higher profile, going to garner more clicks, thus more revenue.


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    Last edited by Omega Man; 12-12-19 at 01:44 PM.

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    Re: Time 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    A challenged girl exploited for political purposes... Way to go Time.
    Prefer it if she was ridiculed instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by The President of the United States
    “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill".
    “Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He's weak and he's ineffective. So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected, and as sure as you're sitting there, is to start a war with Iran.” - Donald J. Trump

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