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Vegan Climate Activist could be the youngest Nobel peace prize winner

by | March 27, 2019

A little teenage girl of 16 has been nominated for the noble peace prize for her efforts and ability to garner political attention and peruse world leaders to act ASAP for climate change. The Swedish Vegan Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16 convinced her family to go vegan and give up flights for the cause of environmental degradation. Read on to know more.

A 15 years Old Noble Peace Prize Nominee

Any National Lawmakers has the power to nominate someone for the Noble Prize, according to the rules of Noble peace prize. In the same line, Greta was nominated by three Norwegian lawmakers from the Socialist Left Party. They named Thunberg for the iconic prize. According to them, Thunberg has set a massive movement in motion and that it is very essential a ‘peace contribution.’ They said, one of the ‘most important contribution to war and conflict’ are climate threats, The Plant Based News reported.

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Vegan Climate Activist could be the youngest Nobel peace prize winner

Last year, a 15 years old Greta spoke in front of the world leaders at a United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland, the Veg News reported in December 2018. Speaking on behalf of the environmental wellness organization- Climate Justice Now, Greta Thunberg told the leaders, they’ve failed to curb on the greenhouse gas emission and prevent global warming, thereby stealing their children’s future.

She told- “You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.

“You have ignored us in the past, and you will ignore us again.”

Big Argument of the Little Girl

What is more astounding is the teenage vegan climate activist’s prowess to empathize for the possible plight of the upcoming generation, her ability to realize the urgency of time. Which is something even adults fail to do at times. Her argument lies in acting as much as possible today, so that a better world is inherited by the upcoming generation tomorrow. Such a magnanimity of thought in such an age is worth the attention she’s got lately. Speaking to the AFP she told, “It’s us who are going to live in this world. If I live to be 100 I will be alive in 2103 and that is a long time in the future. We will have to live with the mess that older generations have made. We will have to clean it up for them. That is not fair.”

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Speaking of Thunberg’s efforts, she was the pioneer of the ‘school strike for climate’ campaign where since the onset (in summer 2018), she’d miss her school classes and protested outside government buildings to urge to act for the cause of climate change. Her slogan in the protest read- “skolstreyk for klimatet” which translates to ‘school strike for children.’ Making her initial efforts a fulcrum, the movement gained a lot of momentum across the globe. According to AFP, the demo garnered tens of thousands of young people across Asia who’d skip school in Fridays and march the streets urging world leaders to take action for curbing climate-change.

The Noble Peace Prize

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The impact she’d managed to create, the effect her movement yielded is not a child’s play, despite she being one. Therefore, it is not in age lies the potential to do something for the greater good. The ability to realize the urgency (of time) and act in any way possible (to an individual) is the key to bring a change. It is not that only by speaking to the UN one can peruse change. The personal realization of an issue, like Greta’s, is the fuel that’ll burn for the long and far. As of Nobel Peace Prize, if she wins, she’d be the youngest ever, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan being the current youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. What is your say? Let us know in the comment below.  

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