Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to rally in Denver Friday

  • Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to rally in Denver Friday

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to rally in Denver Friday

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg continued her tour across the United States on Tuesday (October 8) with a visit to the Standing Rock Reservation, the site of protests and clashes over the Dakota Access Pipeline in recent years.

Thunberg is trying to get us to be the generation to save the planet from the dangers of climate change, and we need to stand behind her and use our voices to do our part. Her protests began in August 2018 with a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament.

Thunberg helps the novel motion; on Tuesday, she retweeted Extinction Rise up's name on "rebels" to "stay strong".

Last month, she famously addressed the UN Climate Action Summit in NY with tears streaming down her face as she chided world leaders with the repeated phrase "How dare you" in an emotional appeal for action.

But is her impassioned wake-up call enough to earn her the Nobel Peace Prize? Thunberg has, at times, seemed different from the typical youthful rebel: She has carefully kept to the scientific consensus in her public utterances, and she's emphasized working toward goals set out in a political document, the Paris agreement on climate. He also said her tender age could make the prize more of a burden than a reward.

Norwegian historian Asle Sveen echoed that view.

"She's now a global celebrity, in battle with Donald Trump, and she put the searchlight on climate change better than anybody else", he explained.

"This wh**e! A 16-year-old can take a pounding, she's at the right age", he wrote on Facebook.

"First of all, I think that what she has done over the past year is extraordinary", Smith informed AFP.

"I believe climate change is a problem that's closely associated with safety and reassurance".

According to London-based online betting company Betfair, Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister who brought an end to his country's conflict with Eritrea, is the second most likely candidate to win.

"Abiy Ahmed is a fantastic candidate since his tenure has experienced peace-inducing consequences in the nation and on the area", explained Peter Wallensteen, Professor of Peace and Conflict Research in Sweden's Uppsala University.

Predicting the victor is always a challenge since the Norwegian Nobel Committee never reveals the names of the nominees. All that's identified is whole of 301 people and organisations have been nominated this 12 months.

Experts also suggest that the five-person committee may this season opt to concentrate on freedom of expression and information, in a period when such freedoms are under strain in both democracies and authoritarian regimes.

"In the age of fake news and information overload... and the lack of transparency, the lack of accountability in many political processes, this is something that I would hope the committee would take very seriously and consider", Urdal mentioned.