16-Year-Old Climate Activist Could Become The Youngest Ever To Win The Nobel Peace Prize

Can you recall what you were up to at 16? I faintly remember glorious days of leisure spent away from books, binge-eating pizza and movie marathons galore. But, Greta Thunberg is a Swedish 16-year-old with achievements infinitely more remarkable.

An environmental activist, Greta has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her claim to this prestigious award is her work leading the world’s youth in campaigns to halt climate change.

Greta describes herself as a “16-year-old climate activist with Asperger” on Twitter. TIME magazine named her in their list of the Most Influential Teens of 2018. But she’s earned acclaim globally for inspiring students to protest climate change so that world leaders remedy the situation at the earliest.

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Three Norwegian lawmakers recommended her for the Nobel Peace Prize. Should she win, she’ll dethrone Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai to become the youngest Peace Prize holder. Greta is particularly known for her speech at the UN Climate Talks in Poland as well as at the World Economic Forum.

“We are facing a disaster of unspoken sufferings for enormous amounts of people,” Thunberg had said.

Thunberg tweeted her delight at the nomination-

In case you’re wondering how notable work in climate change merits a nomination for peace, these tweets should explain-

Supporters from around the world Tweeted in agreement of Thunberg’s nomination-

Let’s hope Thunberg’s nomination furthers her cause and bring real action against climate change. We applaud you, Greta!