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These 50 people changed the world in 2016.

This year marked our inaugural class of the Grist 50: innovators, organizers, and visionaries who are dedicated to and passionate about solving tomorrow’s problems. The honorees come from all walks of life — politicians, chefs, scientists, and even supermodels.

If you haven’t already, check out the project. We’re already busy rounding up next year’s batch of Grist 50-ers, so stay tuned!

As part of our annual winter fund drive, we’re highlighting the stories of 2016 that defined our year. Why? Now more than ever, the world desperately needs independent nonprofit journalism. With the media landscape rife with antagonism, spectacle, and fake news, Grist dives deep and brings important stories you just can’t find elsewhere.

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Grist’s journalism is powered by readers like you. So if you enjoyed the Grist 50 or any of the great work the team brought you this year, please consider making a gift!

As an added bonus, all new monthly donors will receive a beautiful limited-edition Grist steel pint glass to drink your political sorrows away toast to the progress we make toward a more sustainable, just future. Supplies are limited — get yours now.