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16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday
Sandra Phillips | 15 March, 2019, 05:42

Across Australia on Friday, classrooms have been left emptier than usual as tens of thousands of students take to the streets with a clear message for politicians: act now on climate change or else.

"We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis", according to the Youth Climate Strike's website.

"So obviously, overall, there has been some resistance, but I think the people who really understand the urgency of the issue is behind us today". "Our future!", could be seen marching through the Wellington CBD as they headed towards Parliament, joining over 90 different countries in calling out government inaction over the impact of climate change on future generations.

"We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict, and refugees", Norwegian politician Freddy André Øvstegård told global news agency AFP. But even after the elections were over, her protests continued.

"We are the people who are going to be most affected by climate change so it's up to us to have the biggest voice and emphasise to our politicians that it's our future that's at stake". Her efforts eventually got the attention of world leaders when she delivered a blistering speech at the UN's climate conference in December.

Other school students quickly followed suit and since then it has grown into a worldwide collective, demanding that governments around the world work to ensure global temperature increases do not exceed 1.5 degrees celsius.

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"I just thought that nothing is happening and no one is doing anything to fight climate change", she told CBSN.

"The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution", he added.

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict".

Malala Yousafzai now holds the record for youngest Nobel laureate after she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17.

Thunberg told CBSN that when she heard the new she didn't know how to react.

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