From sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to lecturing us about “stealing her childhood”, Greta Thunberg scored major headlines in 2019.
Now she’s back in the news, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
(Shouldn’t she be in school instead of floating around the ocean?)
The Hill reports that two Swedish lawmakers have nominated the teen activist for the Nobel Prize for Peace.
If chosen, she would be the youngest Nobel winner in its history.
But has she really done anything to advance peace?
More from The Hill:
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second year in a row.
According to The Associated Press, two lawmakers from Sweden, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, announced they had nominated the teen on Monday, citing her climate activism.
The two lawmakers said the 17-year-old “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis,” adding that “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace,” the news agency reports.
According to the AP, the deadline to submit nominations for the prestigious honor was Sunday.
Even if you believe that climate change is manmade and that it's a crisis, how does that promote peace?
It seems a stretch to me.
Here is what NBC News has to say:
COPENHAEN, Denmark — Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who are both members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis” and “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace.”
The 2015 landmark Paris climate deal asks both rich and poor countries to take action to curb the rise in global temperatures that is melting glaciers, raising sea levels and shifting rainfall patterns. It requires governments to present national plans to reduce emissions to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Geta took the world by storm in 2019.
She first made international news as she sailed from Europe to America to make a speech to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
From there, she went on a speaking tour of the U.S. to promote her cause (and herself).
Click below to hear her now famous UN speech: