Thousands of students to protest against climate change today

Al Gore-led group encourages students to ditch school for climate change

"For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer", Thunberg told the crowd at a school strike in Antwerp, Belgium this month.

Since then, Thunberg's actions have spurred an entire movement with students around the world striking to bring attention to the need for action on climate change.

Greta Thunberg, in August previous year, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building.

"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 said. One of the leaders the young girl mentioned in a message to digital video publisher Brut India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking to Reuters, Thunberg had said: "I think this movement is very important". The less action taken in the short term, the worse the long-term impacts will be, researchers have spelled out in recent reports from United States and United Nations climate scientists. Tomorrow we #schoolstrike for our future. "Everyone should be scared", she said.

Al Gore-led group encourages students to ditch school for climate change
Washington students will skip school Friday for youth climate strike

"It is truly inspiring to see young people, led by brilliant young women, making their voices heard and demanding urgent climate action".

Swedish teen Greta Thunberg's efforts on climate change sensitisation are finally gathering momentum worldwide. Education activist Malala Yousafzai won the prize at 17 years old. The Nobel committee doesn't comment on nominations, but Thunberg is up for the 2019 prize along with 301 other candidates, including 223 individuals and 78 organizations.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't publicly comment on nominations, which for 2019 had to be submitted by February 1.

The Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10, coinciding with the anniversary of the death of its founder Alfred Nobel, in a double ceremony: at the Oslo City Hall in Norway, for the Peace Prize, and in the Konserthus in Stockholm, Sweden, for the other five awards.

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