Powerful leaders, celebrities and media all over the world are commenting on the news that Swedish Greta – the youngest ever – has been named Time’s 2019 Person of the year.
“For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have … for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year.” (Time Magazine).
People from all over the world are now commenting on the decision to honor the young climate activist.
Hillary Clinton, former First Lady of the United States, politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker
“I couldn’t think of a better Person of the Year than @GretaThunberg. I am grateful for all she’s done to raise awareness of the climate crisis and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths. As she said today: “Change is coming, whether you like it or not.”
Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States
“Brilliant decision for @TIME to choose @GretaThunberg as its Person of the Year. Greta embodies the moral authority of the youth activist movement demanding that we act immediately to solve the climate crisis. She is an inspiration to me and to people across the world.”
Maria Shriver, American journalist, author, former First Lady of California
Alyssa Milano, actress, producer, activist, and singer
“You deserve this. Thank you for all you do, @GretaThunberg.”
Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer
“So proud of you, @GretaThunberg, TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year. “
Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator, former teacher, and candidate for president
“What a well-deserved honor for @GretaThunberg. Climate change is an existential threat, and Greta has been one of the leading voices in this fight. Now it’s on us to hear her warning and fight to defeat the climate crisis.”
Tomi Lahren, conservative political commentator, and former television host
““Activist” Greta Thunberg named TIME magazine “person of the year.” Anyone know what she did besides skip school and throw a tantrum?”
Donald Trump, 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!”
Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States
“@GretaThunberg, don’t let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on.”