TIME magazine has just named Swedish climate crisis and environmental activist Greta Thunberg its 2019 “Person of the Year” and the immediate responses are overwhelmingly positive — for several reasons. Many are offering congratulations, saying it is well-deserved. But given the disgraceful and disgusting attacks the 16 year-old has endured from climate and science denying conservatives, some are enjoying the double-edged award because it “will trigger all the right people.”
Here’s TIME’s announcement.
— TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2019
Thunberg beat out President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Whistleblower, and the Hong Kong protestors.
Here’s what some on social media are saying:
— 🍷Karen66VOTEBLUE2020 (@CapiLady) December 11, 2019
I can think of an orange one in particular.
— Carl Racki (@24tripping) December 11, 2019
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of middle-aged men suddenly cried out in impotent rage…” https://t.co/Oyue7ElpuV
— David Llewellyn (@TheDaiLlew) December 11, 2019
— Catherine Kavanagh (@KavanaghCk) December 11, 2019
this will annoy all the right people, and I am, as the kids say, here for it https://t.co/dsKm9SmwQa
— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) December 11, 2019
That sound you can hear in the distance isn’t a public warning system slowly being cranked into life; it’s the sound of a million middle-aged men wailing in unison. https://t.co/sAegvOLCfs
— Ben Stanley (@BDStanley) December 11, 2019
As the climate crisis intensifies, you are an indispensable moral conscience for our time, calling out governments and institutions for doing too little, too late. https://t.co/KNS7oJM4C2
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) December 11, 2019
I honestly think this girl is absolutely amazing. She thoroughly deserves it. She’s famous all over the world, not for singing a song, or doing something silly in a club, or appearing on a reality TV show, but for directing all of our attention to the biggest issue of our time. https://t.co/oSzn3hqzsV
— Dan Walker (@sky_thieves) December 11, 2019
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) December 11, 2019
This will piss off all the worst people. Brilliant choice though – she’s an inspiration. https://t.co/VlAfmPad7v
— Benny 🦁Hunter (@BennnyH) December 11, 2019
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