16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

"With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people".

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict", parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told Norwegian media outlet VG.

"The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution", he said.

Children at tens of thousands of schools in more than 100 countries are due to take part in the walkouts which began a year ago when one teenager - Greta Thunberg - held a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament.

The U.S. climate change walkouts are part of a larger worldwide climate change movement called #FridaysforFuture where tens of thousands of student climate change activists around the world in more than 90 countries are expected to cut class on March 15 to demand that lawmakers in their respective countries take action on climate change and stop global warming.

In a historical speech she delivered at COP24 climate talks in Poland previous year, she had reprimanded global leaders for their inaction on climate change.

"It's hard to imagine", she said. "The strikes so far have students in a hundred countries confirmed participating around the globe", Carla Galea, the KSU President, said today.

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A demand that our United States legislators implement the Green New Deal and other legislative actions to decrease the climate crisis.

Thirteen-year-old Aoife Powell, who is in her first year of secondary school, is determined to attend the Dublin protest.

"They talk about our age, our looks and so on", she continued. "They are arguing about things like Brexit but we need them to act now on climate change. because in 12 years we can't turn anything back".

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

National politicians and some university professors can nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Students across the world will skip school to demonstrate against climate change. I don't want you to be hopeful.

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