Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
Posted: 5:06 AM, Feb 03, 2020
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg walks along the quayside to board an electric powered rib, before travelling to board the Malizia II IMOCA class sailing yacht off the coast of Plymouth, southwest England, on August 14, 2019, as she prepares to start her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN Climate Action Summit next month. – A year after her school strike made her a figurehead for climate activists, Greta Thunberg believes her uncompromising message about global warming is getting through — even if action remains thin on the ground. The 16-year-old Swede, who sets sail for New York this week to take her message to the United States, has been a target for abuse but sees that as proof she is having an effect. (KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN — Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
They say "action for reducing our emissions is therefore also an act of making peace."
Thunberg, 17, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change.
She was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year, won a Right Livelihood Award and was named Time magazine's ”Person of the Year."
The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't publicly comment on nominations, which for 2020 had to be submitted by Feb. 1.
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