Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate campaigner nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday
Elijah Vega | 14 March, 2019, 22:22

Greta Thunberg, 16, has been hailed by Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party for her cause to stop climate change, which 'will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees'. "Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace". One year on, her sign has been translated into dozens of languages and her school strike protest has spread to more than 70 countries.

'We are only seeing the beginning, ' Ms Thunberg tweeted recently.

Thunberg responded on social media by saying she is "honored and very grateful for this nomination". "And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes". "Change is coming whether they like it or not", she said.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce its latest laureates in October, and those selected will receive their prizes in December. The Nobel committee doesn't comment on nominations, but Thunberg is up for the 2019 prize along with 301 other candidates, including 223 individuals and 78 organizations.

The Swedish teen is the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement that began with her cutting school in August 2018 in order to protest for increased action on climate change.

MLB, MLBPA announce rule changes
Teams will be required to designate players as a pitcher or position player before each player's first day on the active roster. The number of pitchers a Club may carry on the active roster will be capped at a number determined by the joint committee .

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai in 2014 became the youngest victor of the prize, at the age of 17.

At a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, she ended her speech by telling a silenced room that she wants leaders to "behave like our house is on fire, because it is".

Now three MPs from Norway have put her forward for the prestigious prize, which was founded by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.

The Nobel Peace Prize previous year went to Congo's Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Nadia Murad for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", according to the Nobel Committee's ruling.

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