Greta Thunberg Named ‘Game Changer Of The Year’ By GQ Magazine | Politics
Greta Thunberg has been named Game Changer Of The Year by GQ Magazine.
The 16-year-old environmentalist activist will receive the award, which was created especially for her, on Tuesday, September 3, at the publication’s annual ‘GQ Men Of The Year’ award ceremony that celebrates achievements in popular culture, politics and activism.
The magazine announced the accolade by making her grace the cover of the latest issue of GQ. In the image, Greta stands assertively, pointing into the camera wearing a blazer featuring the words “Can you hear me?“.
The Nobel Prize Nominee became popular last year, when she encouraged student across the world to strike and call for action from world leaders to deal with climate change, and as a kind of thank-you speech for her GQ award, Greta said she would be accepting the award on behalf of every school child who joined the ‘Friday for Future’ movement.
“Her fearless dedication to raising awareness of the global climate change crisis makes her the absolute embodiment of this award and on behalf of GQ we couldn’t be prouder to celebrate her“, said Magazine editor Dylan Jones about Greta’s award.
In the GQ interview, Greta discusses Donald Trump’s 2017 decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Indeed, she’s heading off to New York, to attend the UN climate summit in September, and will be travelling by sailing boat, avoiding planes as well as polluting cruise ships.
She will receive the first ‘Game Changer Of The Year’ Award at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 on September 3.
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