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Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2196626-climate-striker-greta-thunberg-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize/?utm_medium=SOC&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0ZMZv0QEBy Adam Vaughan

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old from Sweden who started a global movement of schoolchildren striking to demand climate change action, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

The nomination comes a day before thousands of pupils worldwide are expected to walk out of school in more than 1,600 towns and cities across more than 100 countries.

If she won, Thunberg would be the youngest person to become a Nobel peace prize laureate, a title Malala Yousafzai took as a 17-year-old in 2014 for her work on the right to education.

Climate winner

It would also be only the second time an individual had won for work on climate change. The first was former US vice-president Al Gore, who was awarded the prize in 2007 alongside the UN climate science group, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Thunberg tweeted that she was: “Honoured and very grateful for this nomination.”

The nomination was made by Freddy André Øvstegård, a member of the Norwegian parliament, and two colleagues in the Socialist Left Party.

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March 16, 2019 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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