Greta Thunberg had challenged leaders in person at the UN climate summit in late 2018.
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist, who is a prominent voice in the fight against climate change, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.
Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe. Strikes seeking global action against climate change are expected in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries on Friday, involving hundreds of thousands of young people, the Guardian reported.
“We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees,” said Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy Andre Ovstegard.
Greta Thunberg, in August last year, became the face of a ‘school strike’ outside the Swedish parliament building. She has asked world leaders not to ignore the impending consequences of runaway climate change. One of the leaders the young girl mentioned in a message to digital video publisher Brut India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace.”
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