Time’s Person of the Year is... Greta Thunberg

Whitemex

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I saw a boomer wearing a t-shirt of face that wasn't mocking. The size of the print went from collar to bottom. She's clearly had an influence across generational gaps. She's such a great pick
 

tsampikos

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Thats a good pick
She wants people to listen to the scientists and act right now. Instead, we are worshipping her and focusing on symbols as if it would solve the world's problems.
What an idiotic take lol

I feel embarrassed for you
 
Oct 26, 2017
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It's hilarious how many hardened old school masculine men turn into crybaby snowflakes when a girl says some reasonable things about climate change. Whinging about how she doesn't deserve a platform when that fact they're grown ass men verbally attacking an autistic teen for saying things back by science which kinda suggests they're the ones exploiting platforms they don't deserve.
 

Dice

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Strong choice and I admire her positive influence throughout the globe.

*sigh* You can tell she's doing good with the amount of ""controversy"" she causes.
 

ArjanN

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I think people also forget that Time's person of the year: "profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year"

it's (at least technically) not an endorsement. Trump and Putin have been on the cover as well.
 

saenima

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Great pick. She inspires so many people around the world. Urgent change is needed.

I have to wonder if she’s okay with how they print and distribute 26 million copies of Time magazine weekly.

Does she chastise them in the article for not being a completely digital publication?
Hey i missed Nephte's terrible shitposts.

Oh wait, i really didn't.
 

Pomerlaw

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No one deserves it more, yet they still shouldn't have done it. This goes against everything Greta stands for.
Wrong :
" Wow, this is unbelievable! I share this great honour with everyone in the #FridaysForFuture movement and climate activists everywhere. "
- Greta Thunberg

I have to wonder if she’s okay with how they print and distribute 26 million copies of Time magazine weekly.

Does she chastise them in the article for not being a completely digital publication?
Classic diversion attempt failure.
 

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I have to wonder if she’s okay with how they print and distribute 26 million copies of Time magazine weekly.

Does she chastise them in the article for not being a completely digital publication?
Man its like this one person mobilizes millions potentially to be aware of the dangers of climate change at a govt and corporate scale, but people dismiss anything she says because she has AC . Its insane.

Dude you can live within a system, specially one forced upon the society you live in, and be critical of it, or want to dismantle it. ItS not that difficult to wrap our heads around that concept
 

Tuppen

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It's a good pick. She really went from nowhere to a global phenomenon in such a short time.
 

Mulciber

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The trees used for paper production come from tree farms that are heavily regulated.

She'd have a bigger issue with the chemicals used to bleach/coat the stock and the trucks used to deliver it.
Yep. Not only that, they come from working forests that literally wouldn't exist without a market to support them.

(Obviously anyone is welcome to have a huge problem with that system, but that's the reality for this issue of Time.)
 

Nephtes

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Man its like this one person mobilizes millions potentially to be aware of the dangers of climate change at a govt and corporate scale, but people dismiss anything she says because she has AC . Its insane.

Dude you can live within a system, specially one forced upon the society you live in, and be critical of it, or want to dismantle it. ItS not that difficult to wrap our heads around that concept
What are you even talking about?
I’ve never been anything but supportive of Greta Thunberg.

She’s about the only climate activist that actually practices what she preaches. I wish more people who claim to care about the environment would follow her example instead of only giving lip service to caring about climate change. Go back to threads like where she was going to cross the ocean on a sailboat instead of a plane to go to the UN climate summit, I gave her major props.

Have you lived by a papermill?
I cannot honestly imagine Greta Thunberg sitting outside of a papermill as it spits out tons of emissions you can see and smell for an issue of Time Magazine and her thinking “this is okay”.

Can you?
 
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Dynedom

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Holy fuck @ the concern trolling over this. She even went on to use this to elevate another cause. Get over yourselves.
Wrong :
" Wow, this is unbelievable! I share this great honour with everyone in the #FridaysForFuture movement and climate activists everywhere. "
- Greta Thunberg



Classic diversion attempt failure.
Even 16 year olds can't survive idiotic purity tests it seems.
 

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What are you even talking about?
I’ve never been anything but supportive of Greta Thunberg.

She’s about the only climate activist that actually practices what she preaches. I wish more people who claim to care about the environment would follow her example instead of only giving lip service to caring about climate change. Go back to threads like where she was going to cross the ocean on a sailboat instead of a plane to go to the UN climate summit, I gave her major props.

Have you lived by a papermill?
I cannot honestly imagine Greta Thunberg sitting outside of a papermill as it spits out tons of emissions you can see and smell for an issue of Time Magazine and her thinking “this is okay”.

Can you?
Yeah, i read your comment as a criticism, so im glad I read that wrong.

and my point is, its ok for her, or anyone, to not live 100% what she preaches, because its next to impossible. to ask 7 billion people to be 100% energy conscientious is unrealistic, we can all do what we can to decrease our impact as much as we can, and its god she has the means to do more than others, and we can bring awareness of govts and companies that affect the climate at a massive scale. Thats where real, quick change lies, not by holding individuals to unrealistic standards, and shifting the blame. Thats what i like about her.
 

SixPointEight

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Me logging in to twitter: "Why is hitler trending"
Me looking at why: "Oh but of course".

People comparing Greta to Hitler due to her award
 

ElectricBlanketFire

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Have you lived by a papermill?
I cannot honestly imagine Greta Thunberg sitting outside of a papermill as it spits out tons of emissions you can see and smell for an issue of Time Magazine and her thinking “this is okay”.

Can you?
It's not a matter of being "okay with it." It's basically this:



Getting the message out, whether it's paper or electronic devices, has pros and cons. I'm sure she's smart enough to understand the trade off.
 

Darryl M R

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Oct 25, 2017
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For those who have concerns about trees and paper, isn't there an upswing of people reading magazines digitally?

With Apple News+, I get all of these Time magazines.