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Greta Thunberg Nominated For 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old teenage climate activist who has garnered international attention for making apocalyptic predictions about the fate of the environment, has been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish legislators.

Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis,” citing her efforts at “reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace,” according to The New York Post.

The Nobel nomination follows Thunberg gracing the cover of Time Magazine as its 2019 “Person of the Year,” as Time stated:

She has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change. She has offered a moral clarion call to those who are willing to act, and hurled shame on those who are not … She has focused the world’s attention on environmental injustices that young indigenous activists have been protesting for years. Because of her, hundreds of thousands of teenage “Gretas,” from Lebanon to Liberia, have skipped school to lead their peers in climate strikes around the world.

Time also preached, “Where others speak the language of hope, Thunberg repeats the unassailable science: Oceans will rise. Cities will flood. Millions of people will suffer.”

Thunberg was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize by three members of Norway’s parliament. They stated that “the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution.”

A national legislator from any country is permitted to nominate someone for the Peace Prize.

In mid-January, Michael D. Shellenberger, President of Environmental Progress, sent a shot across the bow at the extreme rhetoric purveyed by Thunberg and others embracing her position, as The Daily Wire reported. Thunberg had spoken in September before the United Nations and castigated adults, saying:

My message is that we’ll be watching you. 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. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.

Shellenberger told the House Committee On Science, Space, and Technology:

I believe that scientists, journalists, and advocates have an obligation to represent climate science accurately, even if doing so reduces the saliency of our concerns. No credible scientific body has claimed climate change threatens the collapse of civilization much less the extinction of the human species. And yet some activists, scientists, and journalists make such apocalyptic assertions, which I believe contribute to rising levels of anxiety, including among adolescents, and worsening political polarization.

He added, “My colleagues and I have carefully reviewed the science, interviewed the individuals who make such claims, and written a series of articles debunking them. In response, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change invited me to review its next Assessment Report, and Harper Collins will publish our research findings this June.”

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Patrick Church

    February 3, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Apparently there’s no integrity to the Nobel, first Obama now this… just stupid

    • Meadowlands

      February 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      I agree. The Nobel prize is no a prestigious award

  2. JOHN HARROLD

    February 3, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    I guess all one needs to do is have a loud mouth, throw a tantrum, spew speculation about climate change (which has been happening since the earth was created) in front of the lame stream media, you are qualified to get the nobel prize. These awards/prizes have lost their luster in the last 12 years. Of course former V. P. Al Gore made millions of dollars off this subject, I bet he laughed all the way to the bank.

  3. Evangeline

    February 3, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Is anyone surprised? After they gave Bruce Jenner woman of the year, nothing surprises me.

    • Marilyn

      February 3, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      That made me want to lose my lunch.

  4. Marilyn

    February 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    This is ridiculous. Obama had been president 6 wks when they chose him. It’s a joke. What in the world has this little kid done for the advancement ofpeace? I’ve done more!!

  5. Asisay

    February 3, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my God, you just made me throw up! Spoiled brat gets a nomination for a peace award! A peace award for screaming out about a farce! Well step on integrity. Well, Obama got a nobel, so that shows how low they can go.

  6. Bobby P

    February 3, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Obtuse Cretinous Non Compos Mentis Nefarious Future 5 Cent Harlot !

  7. Jimbo Jones

    February 4, 2020 at 1:59 am

    And they think Polacks are dumb.

  8. Bonnie

    February 4, 2020 at 3:20 am

    Amazing! Another nomination for what? I remember President Obamas nomination shortly after his election! He hadn’t done anything! What a sham…

  9. Amy

    February 5, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    She speaks with rage and ignorance, with a nasty scowl. And has children across the globe skipping school. Sounds like someone worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize..

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