Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • Politico

Thunberg joins students' climate protest in Hamburg, Germany | Adam Berry/Getty Images

Inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist, hundreds of thousands of students are skipping school to halt climate change.

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian lawmakers in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign against climate change.

Freddy André Øvstegård told Norwegian media outlet VG that he and two other members of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg "because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict."

“The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” Øvstegård added.

Inspired by the 16-year-old youth climate activist, hundreds of thousands of students in Brussels and other cities have marched and gone on strike to demand greater political efforts to cut emissions and fight rising temperatures.

Thunberg responded to the nomination on Twitter, saying she's "honoured and very grateful for this nomination."

Young people in at least 98 countries on Friday will skip school to demonstrate against climate change.

For the future of Planet Earth the supporters of the young Swedish (including the MPs who proposed her for the Nobel) are more dangerous than the climate warming can ever be.

Thunberg joins students' climate protest in Hamburg, Germany | Adam Berry/Getty Images

Inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist, hundreds of thousands of students are skipping school to halt climate change.

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian lawmakers in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign against climate change.

Freddy André Øvstegård told Norwegian media outlet VG that he and two other members of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg "because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict."

“The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” Øvstegård added.

Inspired by the 16-year-old youth climate activist, hundreds of thousands of students in Brussels and other cities have marched and gone on strike to demand greater political efforts to cut emissions and fight rising temperatures.

Thunberg responded to the nomination on Twitter, saying she's "honoured and very grateful for this nomination."

Young people in at least 98 countries on Friday will skip school to demonstrate against climate change.

For the future of Planet Earth the supporters of the young Swedish (including the MPs who proposed her for the Nobel) are more dangerous than the climate warming can ever be.

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