Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time's 2019 person of the year. Editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said Wednesday that Thunberg earned the title "for sounding the alarm about humanity's predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders" and "for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads." The four other final candidates Time considered were President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint led to the impeachment inquiry, and the Hong Kong protesters. At 16, Thunberg is the youngest Time person of the year ever.
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