Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a protest poster as she attends a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, March 1, 2019. Slogan reads 'School Strike For The Climate'. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)
Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
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Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a Swedish teen activist. She has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change.

Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution."

Thunberg is 16. She had encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change. It is a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations.

Oevstegaard told the VG newspaper Wednesday that "climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict."

Any national lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't publicly comment on nominations, which for 2019 had to be submitted by Feb. 1.

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How do you think other students could be inspired by Greta Thunberg's story?
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COMMENTS (17)
  • jamesf-5
    9/30/2019 - 02:03 p.m.

    16 year old Thunberg won the noble peace prize and is protesting climate change

  • turnerb-
    9/30/2019 - 02:05 p.m.

    16 year old Thunberg won the noble piece prize and is protesting on climate change.

  • albanas-
    9/30/2019 - 02:06 p.m.

    Greta is a head-strong, motivated woman, who cares about the world she lives in. Herself, being a kid, could encourage other kids to protest as well.

  • trevorn-
    9/30/2019 - 02:07 p.m.

    They could be inspired by her because of how she is 16 and won Nobel peace prize.

  • andrewp-19
    9/30/2019 - 02:08 p.m.

    Such a young person making changes in the world, Society need more people like this.

  • kristynf-
    9/30/2019 - 02:09 p.m.

    Students could be inspired by Greta because she is want snow for Christmas. Christmas time is suppose to have snow, cold, and presents.

  • enolas-
    9/30/2019 - 02:12 p.m.

    Good for Greta! She is changing the world for the better and deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • sheaf-
    9/30/2019 - 02:14 p.m.

    This article is about a girl named Greta who is nominated for a noble peace prize. One character trait I would describe Greta is fearless. She is not scared of anything that people say, she is standing for what is right.

  • justinag-
    9/30/2019 - 02:14 p.m.

    Greta is young like other students and she is trying to make a change in her climate at 16.

  • samanthaf-14
    9/30/2019 - 02:15 p.m.

    This girl thinks she can change the weather. No body can change the weather and she needs to understand that. If she is really that upset with the weather maybe she should move closer to the equator.

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