Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time’s 2019 person of the year Dec 12, 2019 0 617 12345 AFPNew YorkGreta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was named on Wednesday as Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year.The 16-year-old first made headlines with her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden’s parliament in August 2018.“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow. That is all we are saying,” Thunberg told Time.The magazine interviewed Thunberg aboard the sailboat that took her from the United States to Europe after a hectic 11-week North American trip to several US cities and Canada.Thunberg has taken her disarmingly straightforward message -- “listen to the scientists” -- to global decision-makers, accusing them of inaction.The Swedish activist was in Madrid as the award was announced.“The politics of climate action are as entrenched and complex as the phenomenon itself, and Thunberg has no magic solution,” Time wrote in the interview. “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 urgent change.“She has offered a moral clarion call to those who are willing to act, and hurled shame on those who are not.” Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Two killed, 73 injured as Taliban bombers attack US Afghan base Dec 12, 2019 0 261 Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital Dec 12, 2019 0 1047 Trump trial first priority in January: Senate leader Dec 12, 2019 0 1103 Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to govt Hong Kong: An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced on Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose “in a .. Thousands rally in Australia as bushfires burn Canberra: Thousands of people have gathered in Sydney asking the conservative government to take serious and urgent action on climate change as the city remains blanketed by smoke pollution and devastating .. Myanmar’s Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court GENEVA: Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN’s top court on Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims. Suu .. India passes contentious citizenship bill amid protests AFP Guwahati India’s parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from some countries, as hundreds of troops were deployed in the northeast which has been .. Britain’s PM Johnson makes final call to voters ahead of ‘tight’ election London: Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a final call to British voters on Wednesday to help him “get Brexit done” by voting for his party in a snap election. Speaking to reporters at a milk depot in northern ..