Teen with Asperger's Named Time Person of the Year

Teen with Asperger's Named Time Person of the Year

Sixteen-year-old activist, Greta Thunberg, has motivated people around the world to join the crusade and the fight against climate change. 

Thunberg is advocating at many climate conferences and has called out the lack of action by our world leaders. "We can't just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow," Thunberg said. 

Thunberg has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. One possible symptom is a child's interest and expertise in a single object or topic. Greta Thunberg once tweeted, "When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you're winning! I have Asperger's and that means I'm sometimes a bit different from the norm. And - given the right circumstances - being different is a superpower."

Time editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, acknowledged Thunberg as "the biggest voice on the biggest issues facing the planet" and is now named Time Person of the Year.


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