Greta Thunberg has been voted person of the year 2019 by Time

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish girl activist who, for many months, has been taking to the streets all over the world to protest against climate change caused by pollution, was voted by TIME magazine as a person of the year 2019.

The American magazine, which has always voted for the most influential person on the planet (for better or for worse) has left President Trump empty-handed, who was one of the contenders for the title. However, although the Swedish girl has won the title of one of the most famous and presitigiose magazines on the planet, it is right to ask oneself, if Greta Thumberg is as influential as it seems. Surely the media reports give reason to her because the news of all nations talk about her protests. But then how much does she affect the decisions of heads of state on the rules to preserve the effects of pollution?

Presidents of the most powerful nations on earth like President Trump have given little consideration to Greta, indeed they have “limited” themselves to teasing her with a few jokes.
The Trump administration formally submitted documentation to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, keeping its promise to scrap another of Barack Obama’s legacies.

Despite the fact that Greta divides many between sympathy and dislike, without ever generating hate parties, there are many people who claim that behind Greta there are great interests, obscure in public opinion.

Greta Thunberg is the daughter of opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg. When she was 13, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Also due to its notoriety, much attention has been given to the symptoms she experienced and related to this syndrome: obsessive-compulsive disorder, selective mutism and attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder. Very often these informations are used to discredit she or to refute her environmental ideas. She herself spoke about her condition in some interviews.

11 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg has been voted person of the year 2019 by Time

  1. Hi Gabrielle We must be realistic, what good is it that Greta Thunberg, the Swedish activist, is the cover of Time magazine, as a character of the year. In the same way that I am not surprised by Mr. Trump’s treatment of the government, knowing about American xenophobic nationalism is historical and that everything that is not “Yankee,” even living decades on American soil, remains unintegrated. You know why? I know you know it. Nor are the words of Bolsonaro, the far-right president of Brazil, surprising when he treats the Greta girl as a “brat” in a clear pejorative sense. Personally, I believe that the world facing the environmental crisis, unfortunately, has no return. The powerful have already decided their extinction. A cordial greeting.

      • Non sono sinonimi e comunque sono entrambe osservazioni inutili. Se questa ragazza riuscirà a scuotere le coscienze sul problema ambientale vorrà dire che ha ragione lei (e la stimo perchè si propone in prima persona, non si tira mai indietro e dà messaggi coerenti e convinti, tipo andare in Usa in barca). Se tutto finirà nei Fridays for futures e nei like su fb, allora avrà fatto tanta fatica per niente.

      • bhè considera che ci sono molti che mettono in dubbio il suo fine, sostenendo che ci sono interessi di altre multinazionali. Considera che la ragazza ha la sindrome di Aspanger, che non vuol dire niente in termini di onestà, ma certo qualche incertezza la mette..

      • Ripeto, non puntualizzerei sulla sua persona (so di queste opinioni divise e francamente non ho mai voluto approfondire). Quello che conta è quanto riesca a incidere. Non possiamo continuare a usare un pianeta e mezzo, perchè non l’abbiamo, punto. Io, nel mio microscopico, non spreco cibo, e vedo di non sprecare niente, ma mica vivo come una cavernicola. Bisogna rivedere il modo in cui viviamo e dovremmo farlo tutti. Semmai, quello che inquieta è che lei si rivolge ai politici, che dovrebbero imporre provvedimenti, ma oggi c’è troppa fame di consensi per far fare cose sgradite. Chissà. Io ho 65 anni e posso ragionevolmente pensare che, forse, me la cavo, ma voi giovani, e i bambini di oggi?

      • Sì ma ripeto, se farà cambiare qualche testa avrà fatto bene, altrimenti avrà solo lucrato su una celebrità vendendo qualche libro. Ma il male lo facciamo a noi stessi, non a lei

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