Greta Thunberg, the climate change activist who shocked the world after addressing the world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit with a dramatic and fiery speech, is in the run to become the next Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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The 16-year-old environmental protection advocate is also one of the three winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award who deserved the recognition “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts” according to the foundation.
After receiving the award which came along with over $100,000, Greta, who started a global movement after launching protests outside her school last year, released the following statement:
“I’m deeply grateful for being one of the recipients of this great honor. But of course, whenever I receive an award, it is not me who is the winner.
“I am part of a global movement of school children, youth and adults of all ages who have decided to act in defense of our living planet. I share this award with them.”
Just recently, the teen has delivered an emotional speech directed at the world leaders during the United Nations Climate Summit. She has also gone viral for striking back at Trump’s sarcasm and looking at him with fire in her eyes as he crashed the meeting.
During her teary-eyed speech, Greta said:
“People are dying and dying ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.
“How dare you!?”
The activist’s direct confrontation gained her millions of followers from around the world. As experts claimed, however, her approach could also cost her her Nobel Peace Prize.
Besides winning the Right Livelihood Award, Greta is also one of 301 contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize after she was nominated by three Norwegian politicians.
If the 16-year-old happens to win the exclusive prize, she would become the youngest person ever to receive the exclusive award.
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