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Greta Thunberg questions newspapers that accept fossil fuel advertising

Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine's 2019 person of the year

Activist Greta Thunberg questioned newspapers that accept fossil fuel advertising Wednesday, asking which will be the first international newspaper to step up and exclude those kinds of advertisements.

Thunberg said she knows of only one daily newspaper, Dagens ETC in Sweden, that does not accept advertisements from fossil products and services.

“Who will be the next one?” she posted on Twitter. “Who will be the first major international newspaper to lead on this?”

Dagens ETC announced it would stop accepting ads from companies promoting fossil fuel goods and services in September.

Thunberg has been a vocal advocate for fighting climate change, including speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, where she criticized world leaders for not doing enough.

Several institutions, including the U.S. government and United Nations, recognize that man-made carbon emissions that come from burning fossil fuels have widely contributed to climate change. Advocates such as Thunberg have called for a reduction in burning fossil fuels to combat climate change.

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