“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow. That is all we are saying.” Of course, Greta Thunberg is saying a lot more than that, which is why she was selected as the Time Person of the Year. The magazine’s cover features a photo of Thunberg with the tagline, the power of youth. But just as important to this year’s pick is the power of truth, which, these days, could be the only thing facing a more existential threat than the planet. Thunberg probably doesn’t much care about the personal recognition. She recently rejected an award, explaining that “the climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power to start listening to the current, best available science.” With that in mind, let’s move from the felicitations to the issue for which Thunberg stands.

+ WaPo: The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback.

+ Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s.

+ NatGeo: The world’s supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes.

+ And that war on Christmas? It’s not being waged by the media, secularists, liberals, or any of the other usual fantastical targets. But it is being waged by climate change. AP: Climate change threatens reindeer and a way of life.