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日期:2019-12-12 18:03

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

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Rich industrialised countries have sown the seeds of global warming.
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2.climate change 气候变化

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Carbon emissions exacerbate the global climate change problem.
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3.connected to 与...有关

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He asked to be connected to the central switchboard at London University
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4.new generation 新一代

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A new generation of scientists became fascinated by dinosaurs.
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5.That year, the honor went to airplane pilot Charles Lindbergh. He was 25 years old at the time.

at the time 那时

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I was just in grade school at the time, but I remember it perfectly.
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She was taking uppers and downers at the time.
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6.But she added that the media should also pay attention to other activists and to the science connected to global warming.

pay attention to 注意;重视

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In doing our work, we must pay attention to ways and means.
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I don't pay attention to such gossip.
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瑞典环保少女当选《时代》年度人物
《时代周刊》杂将格雷塔·桑伯格(Greta Thunberg)评选为2019年度人物c;aPo2JQq-zQhA。越来越多的年轻人要求对全球变暖采取行动,这位16岁的瑞典气候活动家无疑是代表人物E@l-~^kYU0.pLCn7mDF(
该杂志于周三上午在纽约市NBC的《今日秀》节目中宣布了这一消息aEun&]rOlJv]o||&Skkn。它还展示了年度特别人物的封面[EAFwQbzzJ|Bw7V
《时代周刊》在其网站上写道,桑伯格获奖是因为“敲响了人类掠夺我们唯一家园的警钟……向我们展示了新一代人领导下的世界))E;xuG*A[qUjc^=G。”
桑伯格周三表示,听到这个消息时,她感到十分惊讶3-VGz]rYmuX+y。她表示,在她帮助发起的全球性运动中,其他人也应当分享这份荣誉u&k~5.l;v2T]HU@
“当然,我对此感激不尽,何其荣幸,TCK5tG6=A。”但她补充说,“为了未来的运动,每个人都应该参加“the Fridays for Future”的活动,因为我们所做的一切都要我们共同完成Ycc_d4Gi%f。”

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在过去一年半的时间里,桑伯格吸引了大批民众参加抗议和会议|CLbW20aM-Ems|。一些人对她的行动主义表示欢迎,包括她在演讲中敦促世界各国领导人在气候变化问题上采取有意义的行动#Tucl&f17IZTYe6dZoB.。但也有人批评她有时激进的沟通方式SMQ#K#AbOBVJ5J1l
桑伯格周三对美联社记者表示,她希望她的主旨信息最终能够被倾听——即各国政府必须加强努力,对抗气候变化cj2NWk(nn1l+n!lg。但她补充说,媒体也应该关注其他活动人士和与全球变暖有关的科学y3-jt+Qi2qYQX0M*Eqk@
当被问及是否认为世界各国领导人开始对这一信息做出反应时,桑伯格直言,“他们说他们在倾听,他们说他们会理解,但事实或许并非如此!01uetPgGsdxf^0|!hc。”
《时代周刊》2019年年度人物的其他四位最终入围者包括:一位不愿透露姓名的举报人,其对乌克兰总统和美国总统特朗普之间的通话表示担忧;9月份对特朗普展开弹劾调查的国会议员南希·佩洛西;以及特朗普本人,他曾于2016年获封该杂志评选的年度人物[X_R|Sl5vL=*_RG
《时代周刊》在1928年发行了第一期“年度人物”~4wVpKbiUmK7uE|d。那一年,获此荣誉的是飞行员查尔斯·林德伯格(Charles Lindbergh)]-pF=b(OMC。当时他只有25岁hm+Tqr&[9YGa;k,Z。直到周三,他仍然是获得该荣誉的最年轻的获得者90=H4Mv;15HDd]Re#7hg
沃利斯·辛普森(Wallis Simpson)是《时代周刊》评选的首位年度女性AE)0Y5DL60k2)mm。1937年,英国国王爱德华八世为了娶她而辞去了皇室的职务后,她当选为年度人物2V0%qoBa7^^wRIYN,Ad
那一年,封面上写着“年度女性”3MX3%FJQnlb2Pj。但直到1999年,该奖项的官方名称一直是“年度风云人物”Y795ea.UU5Ms。之后才更名为“年度人物”G#2Nv;klBxU#fV4|ab
去年,《时代周刊》将该奖项授予给全世界被监禁和杀害的记者LfD^-Ai(UH;
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