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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:27 PM

We DU Climate Change Supporters Have Our Nobel Prize Nominee!

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/14/ahead-global-climatestrike-she-inspired-16-year-old-greta-thunberg-nominated-nobel?fbclid=IwAR0XDpWOAaSoQue3pl91o3asN-bOZAcdcL4LJxHz0x5asIgiP3TmjsnHJ8s

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the climate crisis, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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

Oevstegaard is one of the three Socialist Left Party members who nominated Thunberg. As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution."

The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce its latest laureates in October, and those selected will receive their prizes in December. While nominations must be submitted before February 1, news that Thunberg is being considered broke Wednesday.

Thunberg responded on social media by saying she is "honored and very grateful for this nomination."

Her nomination was welcomed by peace and environmental advocates around the world


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ancianita Mar 2019 OP
Poiuyt Mar 2019 #1
ancianita Mar 2019 #2
lunatica Mar 2019 #4
Poiuyt Mar 2019 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #3
BlueWI Mar 2019 #6

Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:36 PM

1. Can you imagine Trump's head exploding if she were to win?

It's bad enough that Obama got one. But if a 16 year old got one before him, Trump would be apoplectic.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:47 PM

2. Apoplectic -- I'd LOVE to see that!

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:37 PM

4. Maybe a brain aneurysm will explode in his brain and rid us of him

I hate that I wish harm on anyone, but so help me, I truly feel this.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:19 PM

5. I don't wish harm on anyone either

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

3. she deserves it

She has managed to awaken millions, including many in governments.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:25 PM

6. Great news!

A voice that deserves to be heard around the world!

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