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Greta Thunberg, climate change activist, wins Time Person of the Year

Going from a solitary teenage protester in front of the Swedish parliament to a global icon in little more than a year certainly merits a distinction.

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  • Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, has been named Time's Person of the Year.
  • The award is given to "the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse."
  • Considering the magnitude of directly inspired protest movements and real-world impacts she has had, the award seems to be merited, although not everybody is pleased about this.
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Elon Musk Quits Trump's Councils in Protest

Elon Musk and many top CEOs condemned President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Elon Musk speaks at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress January 13, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Meet Antifa, the Violent Anti-Fascist Movement That Fights the Alt-Right in the Streets

Clashes between "antifa" on the far left and the alt-right have intensified.

People protesting controversial Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos take to the streets on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

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Some Scientists Are Skeptical of the March for Science

Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized.

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Scientists Choose a Date For the March on Washington D.C.

Scientists are planning a Scientists’ March on Washington on April 22 to protest the Trump administration’s anti-science policies.

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