Greta Thunberg Nobel peace prize, by three Norwegian lawmakers

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Greta Thunberg Nobel peace prize, by three Norwegian lawmakers.

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian lawmakers in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign against climate change.

Freddy André Øvstegård told Norwegian media outlet VG that he and two other members of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg “because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict.”

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“The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” Øvstegård added.

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Inspired by the 16-year-old youth climate activist, hundreds of thousands of students in Brussels and other cities have marched and gone on strike to demand greater political efforts to cut emissions and fight rising temperatures.

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Thunberg responded to the nomination on Twitter, saying she’s “honoured and very grateful for this nomination.”

Young people in at least 98 countries on Friday will skip school to demonstrate against climate change.

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