Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl. She encouraged students to skip school and join the protests demanding faster action on climate change.
She has been nominated by three Norwegian lawmakers for Nobel Peace Prize. Since she is playing a significant role in drawing attention towards the climate change issue. “We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change, it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees,” Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy Andre Ovstegard commented.
Thunberg started with a solo protest in Sweden in August, which with time spread beyond Sweden to other countries across the globe.
Though some politicians opposed the school strikes, many have supported them, including Germany’s Angela Merkel and Ireland’s Leo Varadkar.