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

Thanks to her efforts, students across 40 countries will march out of classrooms on March 15 to take part in the "school strikes" against climate change inaction. That event has 46 signed up to go, with 225 interested (as of Tuesday).

News of her nomination comes just two days before student strikes inspired by her actions are expected to occur in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries on Friday.

Students across the world will skip school to demonstrate against climate change.

In a historical speech she delivered at COP24 climate talks in Poland a year ago, she had reprimanded global leaders for their inaction on climate change. "It shows there are thousands of students out there who care very deeply about the environment and are willing to miss school to demand that politicians take this ecological crisis seriously".

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"We are calling on all students to join us to take action on our future!"

"They talk about our age, our looks and so on", she continued.

"There is nothing happening about this in Derry", she said. For example, students in Australia seek to stop the Adani mine, a large coal mine they fear will hurt the Great Barrier Reef, while students in the USA will advocate for the Green New Deal, a progressive piece of climate legislation that is popular among youth-led climate initiatives like Sunrise Movement and Zero Hour.

"Earth is our only home, we only have on", Din said. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. We have the right to live our dreams and hopes.

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"It is truly inspiring to see young people, led by brilliant young women, making their voices heard and demanding urgent climate action".

Din, who said she wants to major in environmental studies and work on environmental policy, said she knows that some of the legislative proposals are ambitious and potentially costly.

In the same speech, she underscored that climate change is a children's issue since it is her generation that will bear the brunt of the consequences. "Obviously, one strike isn't going to change everything, but this isn't the last strike", Hirsi said.

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict".

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