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Greta Thunberg Named 'TIME' Person of the Year

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Published on December 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:02s

Greta Thunberg Named 'TIME' Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg Named 'TIME' Person of the Year.

The 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist is the youngest person to receive the title.

'TIME' editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the news on the ‘Today’ show Wednesday.

She was a solo protestor with a hand-painted sign 14 months ago.

She's now led millions of people around the world, 150 countries, to act on behalf of the planet.

, Edward Felsenthal, via ‘Today’.

'TIME' selects their winners based on “who influenced the years' events most, for better or for worse.”.

This year’s shortlist included Nancy Pelosi, The Whistleblower, the Hong Kong protesters and Donald Trump

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