16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work main a youth marketing campaign to halt local weather change.
The activist, who was named one in every of TIME’sMost Influential Teenagers of 2018, and has impressed a whole lot of 1000’s of scholars at colleges world wide to maintain strikes in an effort to induce their leaders to behave for local weather change, was nominated for the prize by three Norwegian lawmakers.
If Thunberg wins the prize, she could be the youngest Prize holder, beating Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan, who gained it at age 17.
Thunberg, who describes herself as a “16 yr outdated local weather activist with Asperger” on her Twitter bio, rose to fame after she staged a faculty strike for local weather change in entrance of the Swedish parliament in August 2018.
She additional spoke on the UN Local weather Talks in Poland in December and on the World Financial Discussion board in Davos in January this yr, the place she introduced up an necessary level: “We face a catastrophe of unstated sufferings for big quantities of individuals.”
For everybody who continues to be confused about how local weather change and peace go collectively, this tweet summarizes it for you.
To these questioning what the local weather has to do w/peace, take into account how many future navy conflicts & humanitarian crises will end result from severe local weather change (land, water, meals, migration/refugees). So, decreasing that change would scale back that violence. https://t.co/WxELRdpfuN
— Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) March 14, 2019
Thunberg has responded to the nomination of the peace prize on her Twitter.
Honoured and really grateful for this nomination ❤️ https://t.co/axO4CAFXcz
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) March 14, 2019
This nomination comes at a time when United States of America president, Donald Trump nonetheless would not acknowledge that local weather change is actual.
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