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Greta Thunberg Is Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, And She Could Be the Youngest Winner In History


One day before the Youth Climate Strike, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has been given something else to celebrate. As reported by the BBC , three members of parliament from the Norwegian Socialist Left party have nominated Greta Thunberg for a Nobel Peace Prize. If she wins, she will be the youngest Nobel laureate in history.

"We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees," MP Freddy Andre Ovstegard told AFP. "Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace." According to AFP, the deadline to submit 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominees was Jan. 31, and the three MPs got Thunberg's nomination in before that date. In past years, one to three winners were awarded each year, and this year's winner or winners will announced Oct. 11.