Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish school girl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

In December 2018, Thunberg spoke at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland, where she called out lawmakers and government bodies for their inaction.

Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace", he added.

Greta Thunberg, in August previous year, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building.

Thunberg said on Twitter that nearly 100 countries will be involved. She has asked world leaders not to ignore the impending consequences of runaway climate change.

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After the news of her nomination broke, Thunberg took to Twitter to say she was "honoured and very grateful for this nomination". "Change is coming whether they like it or not", she said.

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

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

The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't publicly comment on nominations, which for 2019 had to be submitted by February 1.

One day last summer, Greta Thunberg skipped school and went to sit outside the Swedish parliament with a homemade banner that read "skolstrejk för klimatet" (school strike for climate).

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". The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates will be announced that month.

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