Greta Thunberg Is Favourite To Win The Nobel Peace Price Next Week

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 03.10.19

16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg is now favourite to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Greta’s in the headlines again! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve written “16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg” in some order, but god, muscle memory’s taking over at this point.

In reality probably around 18 times but still, she’s like sweet potato fries in a London food chain made to look like a quirky one-off restaurant; f*cking everywhere.


Given what she’s promoting and who she’s taking the limelight from, this is probably a good thing, and it’s because of her tireless efforts to make the world a more sustainable and less death-y place, that she’s now favourite to be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

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It’s the only Nobel Prize that people care about, isn’t it? That and the literary prize Bob Dylan was inexplicably given.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have Thunberg as favourite to be awarded the prize at 4/6, and while I don’t understand odds at all, I happen to know that’s better than lovely David Attenborough and nice-I’m-sure Pope Francis.


This all comes after the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist’s (there it is) impassioned speech at the UN climate change summit in New York.

During the speech she said:

This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?


This sparked the #HowDareYou movement on Twitter, where people applauded Thunberg for her message, which she didn’t even slightly sugarcoat, and rightly so.

She went on:

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing.

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And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you.”

Can’t say fairer than that.

Well apparently you can, as public menace and somewhat of a president, Donald Trump, has gone back to his stomping ground – Twitter – to have a go at the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist (whehey!) again, quote-tweeting a disparaging message to her:

What a goblin of a man.

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