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Here's why this Swedish schoolgirl is nominated for Nobel peace prize

Here's why this Swedish schoolgirl is nominated for Nobel peace prize”

Young Derry students at a number of Derry schools will tomorrow leave their classrooms in a staged "strike" to attend a protest on climate change.

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict", parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told Norwegian media outlet VG.

"We are only seeing the beginning", Thunberg tweeted recently.

James Shaw, the Climate Change Minister and leader of the Green Party, was walking alone to parliament yesterday when he was approached by a man who started talking to him before grabbing Shaw and punching him several times in the face.

In the meantime, Thunberg and her supporters will continue on with their school strikes until more of her environmental actions are taken on board by the world's leaders. One of the leaders the young girl mentioned in a message to digital video publisher Brut India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace", he added.

"The government just needs to change some things, which is why if we go on strike on a school day then they'll notice and they might actually do something about it", said 14-year-old New Zealand student Inese, who did not want her surname made public. "We need our Earth, we need a home, and we need a good place for the future generations to grow up in".

"I have a younger sister in junior high, and my mom has organized to bring my sister and a couple of her classmates down to the clock tower", says organizer Ivan Andreou.

National politicians and some university professors can nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The concept of a climate strike was popularized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has skipped school every Friday to strike outside the Swedish Parliament building.

After her speeches at the United Nations climate change conference in Poland and at the Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.



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