[ti:'Time' Names Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Person of the Year][by:shang05.com][00:00.00]更多听力请访问shang05.com[00:00.04]Time magazine has named Greta Thunberg as its 2019 Person of the Year.[00:08.64]The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has become the face of a growing movement[00:16.36]of young people demanding action on global warming.[00:21.48]The magazine made the announcement Wednesday morning in New York City on NBC's "Today" show.[00:30.60]It also showed the cover for its special Person of the Year publication.[00:37.16]Time wrote on its website that Thunberg won the award "for sounding the alarm about humanity's[00:45.20]predatory relationship with the only home we have...for showing us all[00:51.32]what it might look like when a new generation leads."[00:56.68]Thunberg said Wednesday that she was surprised when she heard the news.[01:02.08]She said the honor also deserved to be shared[01:06.08]by others in the worldwide movement she helped launch.[01:10.56]"I'm, of course, very grateful for that, very honored," Thunberg said.[01:16.68]But she added that "it should be everyone in the Fridays for Future movement[01:22.20]because what we have done, we have done together."[01:27.52]Over the past year and a half, Thunberg has drawn huge crowds at protests and conferences.[01:35.32]Some have welcomed her activism, including her speeches[01:40.28]urging world leaders to take meaningful action on climate change.[01:45.40]But others have criticized the sometimes combative way she communicates.[01:51.68]Thunberg told Associated Press reporters Wednesday that she was hopeful[01:57.52]that her main message — that governments need to greatly increase their efforts[02:02.72]to combat climate change — is finally being heard.[02:07.04]But she added that the media should also pay attention to other activists[02:12.88]and to the science connected to global warming.[02:17.68]Asked whether she thought world leaders were beginning to react to this message, Thunberg said,[02:24.56]"They say they listen and they say they understand, but it sure doesn't seem like it."[02:31.60]The four other finalists for Time's 2019 Person of the Year[02:36.92]were the unnamed whistleblower who raised concerns about a phone call[02:42.68]between Ukraine's president and U.S. President Donald Trump;[02:47.92]lawmaker Nancy Pelosi, who in September launched an impeachment investigation into Trump;[02:55.60]and Trump himself, whom the magazine recognized with the award in 2016.[03:03.20]Time magazine ran its first "Man of the Year" issue in 1928.[03:09.88]That year, the honor went to airplane pilot Charles Lindbergh.[03:15.44]He was 25 years old at the time.[03:19.12]Until Wednesday, he remained the youngest person to have received the honor.[03:26.32]Wallis Simpson was the first woman Time magazine chose for the yearly award.[03:33.00]She was named in 1937, after Britain's King Edward VIII left his royal position to marry her.[03:43.00]That year, the cover said "Woman of the Year."[03:47.08]But the name of the award was officially "Man of the Year" until 1999.[03:53.84]It then changed to "Person of the Year."[03:57.88]Last year, Time recognized jailed and killed reporters around the world with the award.[04:05.04]I'm Ashley Thompson.[04:06.44]更多听力请访问shang05.com