Teen climate activist nominated for Nobel peace prize

Mar 14, 2019, 9:12 AM EDT
Greta Thunberg has been camping outside Sweden’s parliament every Friday urging action against climate change.
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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has emerged as an apostle of resistance against climate change with her school strike, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize, as hundreds of thousands of young people, inspired by her, prepare to launch climate strikes across 105 countries on Friday.

Norwegian Socialist party, which proposed Thunberg’s name for the honor, says the teen has made a major contribution to peace, pointing out the obscure link between climate change and wars, conflicts and influx of refugees, notes The Guardian.

Thunberg shot to fame in a matter of months after she began camping outside Sweden’s parliament every Friday, with a hand-written sign that translates into “School Strike For Climate,” reports The Local. “Honored and very grateful for this nomination,” Thunberg tweeted after the nomination.