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Dear Editor,

Time Magazine’s selection for Person of the Year reveals the skewed priorities and mindset of the media.

Their selection was an unhappy school girl who is neither a scientist nor an economist and believes the planet is in existential danger. Greta Thunberg offers no solution to the economic devastation her ideas would cause, only anxiety, anger and frustration.

If Time Magazine was indeed honestly trying to highlight the younger generation’s response to the threats to our planet, a little research would have revealed other problems, as well as solutions.

At the age of 19, Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit that aims to rid the oceans of plastic.

He was recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide, and is the youngest-ever recipient of the UN’s highest environmental accolade: Champion of the Earth.

It has been six years since Boyan Slat, now 25, began developing a system to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex in the Pacific Ocean that's more than twice the size of Texas.

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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