The 16-year-old teenager climate activist from Sweden – Greta Thunberg, who has become the youngest and yet one of the most prominent voices fighting against climate change, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2019.
While the world is busy pumping out the last drops of oil and using it as fuel to serve their own interests while not caring about the negative effects that it causes on the climate – a 16 year old teenager from Sweden is becoming the youngest voice in the fight against climate change. It was back in August last year, when Greta Thunberg became the “face of a school strike” at the Swedish parliament building where she made a solo-protested to ask lawmakers to not ignore impending risks that the worsening climate change can bring.
Since then, Greta has become a prominent voice that has consequently launched a mass movement as a wakeup call against climate change. Since last year, she stopped going to school every Friday, and instead protested at the Swedish parliament – demanding the lawmakers to take real steps to resolve the global problem of climate change. The teenage climate activist has questioned and challenged a number of global leaders, including those present in-person at the UN Climate Summit in late 2018 and at Davos in January. And she is promoting school kids from all around the world to join the “school strike for climate” movement.
Looking into her cause, three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party who nominated Greta for the Nobel believe that the “massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution” because, “if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees”.