Greta Thunberg Nominated For 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in News, World
Published 03.02.20

Greta Thunberg Nominated For 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

2019 was a monumental year for Greta Thunberg, which saw her go from a lonesome child protesting global warming to pretty much the first name on the team-sheet in global climate change activism.

Which is probably why the teenager has now been put forward by Swedish politicians Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

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They said the 17-year-old environmentalist “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis” and “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace”.

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She’s already, the reigning/defending TIME magazine champion (went a bit Bruce Buffer there – one for the UFC fans) after becoming the magazine’s coveted Person of the Year for 2019.

In an article at the time, TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsentha wrote: “When she first heard about global warming as an eight-year-old, Thunberg says she thought, ‘That can’t be happening, because if that were happening, then the politicians would be taking care of it.’

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“That they weren’t is precisely what motivated her to act, as it has youth the world over who are forcing us to confront the peril of our own inaction, from the student-led protests on the streets of Santiago, Chile, to the young democracy activists fighting for rights and representation in Hong Kong to the high schoolers from Parkland, Fla., whose march against gun violence Thunberg cites as an inspiration for her climate strikes.”

She certainly grabbed the attention of the world last year, which is why she’s been tapped up by Hulu for a documentary following her exploits.

The documentary is currently called Greta, though that could change, and is produced by Cecilia Nessen and Frederik Heinig with B-Reel Films.

It has been directed by Nathan Grossman.

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The team have been following Thunberg since her early days of striking outside the Swedish parliament, refusing to go back to school until something was done about climate change, right until now, as she’s become an international sensation and symbol for change.

The summary reads:

“In August 2018, Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school?

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“Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. The quiet teenage girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world-famous activist.“

It really is Greta’s world.

We’re all just living in it.

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