Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Article by Aris Folley via The Hill

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second year in a row.

According to The Associated Press, two lawmakers from Sweden, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, announced they had nominated the teen on Monday, citing her climate activism.

The two lawmakers said the 17-year-old “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis,” adding that “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace,” the news agency reports.

According to the AP, the deadline to submit nominations for the prestigious honor was Sunday.

Thunberg, whose “Fridays for Future” movement has helped spark similar youth-led climate demonstrations across the globe, was first nominated for the honor last year by a group of Norwegian Parliament members.

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