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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Named Time's Person Of The Year

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Time just announced their Person of the Year for 2019 and it's none other than Greta Thunberg.

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist becomes the youngest person ever to achieve this honor.

She sparked a global environmental movement led by young people in 2019.

The magazine says she has inspired other activists like Jane Fonda and Leonardo DiCaprio to keep up the fight for the planet.

Thunberg and Billie Eilish were among hundreds in attendance at a youth climate strike at Los Angeles City Hall in November.

She and the singer marched with Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles against fossil fuel production in California, plastic pollution, and "worsening water scarcity and contamination of our drinking water."

Thunberg sailed to the U.S. in a zero-emissions sailboat and has been gradually making her way across the continent.

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