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The Teen Who Started The School Strike For Climate Movement Has Been Nominated For A Nobel Prize

Greta Thunberg's courage has sparked a global movement.

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Prize for School Strike for Climate

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who started the School Strike for Climate movement, has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize ahead of today’s global #SchoolStrike4Climate.

Thunberg drew international headlines last year, when she started skipping school every Friday to protest outside the Swedish parliament. Her actions have inspired tens and thousands of young people to call on their national government’s to take meaningful action on climate change, culminating in a massive international strike set to take place today.

The 16-year-old was nominated for the prize by Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy André Øvstegård, who said Thunberg “has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace”.

“If we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees.”

Thunberg tweeted that she was “honoured and very grateful” to be nominated.

If you want to take part in today’s school strike, you can use this link to find a rally near you.