Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.


'We are only seeing the beginning, ' Ms Thunberg tweeted recently.

Thanks to her efforts, students across 40 countries will march out of classrooms on March 15 to take part in the "school strikes" against climate change inaction.

"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 told AFP.

Greta Thunberg, in August a year ago, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building. As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution".

Almost 100 schools are expected to participate, Thunberg said on Twitter.

"Those in power are not only betraying us, and taking away our future, but are responsible for the climate crisis that's unfolding in horrendous ways around the world".

"We need to take more action on climate change now and a lot of that action is not going to come from trying to use the train rather than driving your auto". She says she hopes to see sustained regional action by students to maintain pressure on the Government to seriously address the issue.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 11, 2019.

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

The green activist has been to rallies across the continent to promote her message on climate change and inspired worldwide protests.

If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize.

Taylor said the United Kingdom had been relatively shielded from the effects of the crisis so far, adding that "those least responsible for contributing to climate change are already suffering the worst effects".

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.