16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Postado Março 14, 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, March 1, 2019.

After her speeches at the United Nations climate change conference in Poland and at the Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives.

The politicians also noted that "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees".

The school strikes were inspired by the Fridays For The Future movement started by Ms Thunberg under the hashtag #FridaysForFuture.

Almost 100 schools are expected to participate, Thunberg said on Twitter.

"Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace", he added. She has asked world leaders not to ignore the impending consequences of runaway climate change.

"Honoured and very grateful for this nomination", Thunberg tweeted early Thursday morning.

"They talk about our age, our looks and so on", she continued.

Ms Thunberg encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, as her message spread from Sweden across the continent.

At a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, she ended her speech by telling a silenced room that she wants leaders to "behave like our house is on fire, because it is".

If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize. While nominations must be submitted before February 1, news that Thunberg is being considered broke Wednesday.

Now three MPs from Norway have put her forward for the prestigious prize, which was founded by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates will be announced that month.