Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. While I was personally rooting for the Hong Kong protesters who have been risking their lives on a daily basis to champion democracy, Ms Thunberg also has my deep admiration. In its announcement Time stated:
The politics of climate action are as entrenched and complex as the phenomenon itself, and Thunberg has no magic solution. But she has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for change. She has offered a moral clarion call to those who are willing to act, and hurled shame on those who are not.