Remember Greta Thunberg – the 16-year-old climate activist who gave us all a lecture on climate change and how her future is ruined a few days back?
Well, she has just been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize following her “moving” speech that is inspiring children to “climate strike” – basically, meaning refusing to go to school in protest of climate change!
Here’s the breaking news on this that hit Twitter:
Here's what Greta has to say on Twitter about the climate strike protests encouraging children to skip school in protest that is earning her the Nobel Peace Prize nomination:
Greta has already earned the title of one of Hillary Clinton's "favorite gutsy women":
And Barack Obama - who was also granted a questionable Nobel Peace Prize - also supports the young teen who "should be in school," according to Greta's own speech.
People has more to say about Greta Thunberg's Nobel Peace Prize nomination:
A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden has been nominated for a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to her efforts to halt climate change.
Greta Thunberg, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential Teens of 2018, reportedly landed on the list of nominees this year after three Norwegian lawmakers put her name up, according to Norwegian media outlet VG.
“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 said.
News of Thunberg’s nomination comes the day before her Global Climate Strike, which encourages students across the globe to skip school to push their lawmakers to act. Nearly 100 schools are expected to participate, Thunberg said on Twitter.“The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” he added.
USA Today has some more facts on Greta and her "very important peace contribution":
Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg was one of the witnesses to testify this week before a joint hearing of two House committees on the “global climate crisis.”
During the hearing, the 16-year-old Swede had a simple message for American lawmakers: Do something.
Instead of planning a lengthy opening statement to start the hearing, Thunberg simply offered a copy of the 2018 global warming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that emphasizes the dire threat that human-caused global warming poses, along with the climate and economic impacts.
"I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me," Thunberg told lawmakers. "I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take real action."
'I want you to take action': Greta Thunberg testifies before Congress
Calling the outspoken teen one of her favorite "gutsy women," Hillary Clinton, former secretary of State and the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, encouraged her Twitter followers to join in the Global Climate Strike set for Friday.
In a tweet, Obama called Thunberg one of the “planet's greatest advocates."
In a video of their short meeting released by the Obama Foundation, Thunberg says, “All of these young people [in the United States] seem so eager, very enthusiastic. Which is a very good thing. I mean, no one is too small to have an impact.”
Thunberg, who is known for her bluntness, also told Democratic lawmakers at a Senate forum Tuesday to “save your praise."
"We don't want it," she added, especially if officials intend to talk about climate change "without doing anything about it."
She recently said during an interview with NPR that the United States has an “enormous responsibility" to lead climate efforts. "You have a moral responsibility to do that," she added.