Greta Thunberg Nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
17-year-old Greta Thunberg was nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two members of Sweden’s Left Party.
Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling both said Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis.” The lawmakers stated her efforts toward “reducing emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace.”
Students all over the world followed Thunberg’s lead by skipping school on Fridays to attend rallies for the environment. Last month, Thunberg spoke to world leaders about climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, accusing them of “cheating and fiddling around with numbers.”
“Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour, and we are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else,” said Thunberg.
Thunberg made headlines last week when she announced she was taking steps to trademark her name and the phrases, “Fridays for Future,” and “Skolstrejk för klimatet,” (school strike for climate - in Swedish), because too many people were using it without her permission.
Former President Barack Obama, Al Gore Jr, and Dalia Lama Tenzin Gyatso have received the highly regarded Nobel Peace Prize. The winner will be announced in October.
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