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Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Climate Activist Greta Thunberg For A Nobel

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Swedish lawmakers nominated activist Greta Thunberg for a Nobel Peace Prize Monday in the belief that the teenager will help save the Paris climate agreement.

Thunberg “worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis,” Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, both members of Sweden’s Left Party, told the Associated Press. They believe the 17-year-old activist’s work prodding officials to take the deal seriously is worth the prize.

“Action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace,” Holm and Svenneling said. 

Thunberg is receiving heaps of praise after she appeared at the United Nations’ climate summit in 2019. She won Time’s “Person of the Year” in December 2019, making her the young person to receive the honor since Time Magazine started naming people of the year in 1927.

She traveled to the U.S. from her home in Sweden in August on a racing yacht to avoid taking jets, which activists argue are responsible for spewing tons of carbon emissions. Her visit was designed to galvanize support for action on global warming ahead of September’s United Nations climate summit.

Thunberg’s emotional speech at the summit appeared to be the catalyst for much of the praise.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones,” she said at the summit. “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

UN climate officials struggled to find a spark after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement in 2017. The deal required the U.S. to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. China only committed to “peak” emissions by 2030 while India made no promise to curtail future emissions growth.

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5 Comments

  1. LIEberals rely on Consensus Opinion for everything. They have no ability to be objective on their own opting for the opinions of idiots who only want grant money from the government.

    Let me introduce you to my favorite BS detector-Michael Crichton. May he rest in peace:
    “I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.

    Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

    There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.” – From Aliens cause Global Warming Speech, Michael Crichton

  2. It is a clear, provable fact, that the United States is THE cleanest Nation on earth and the well developed Western Nations – including Japan (4th cleanest) – are the top reducers of pollution. Wealth creates a clean environment. The worst polluters are the poorest nations! India is dead last and China isn’t much ahead of that!

    Is it any wonder the communists hide behind and make a victim of a little child?! They make delight of a temper tantrum!!! They seek to destroy all that is good because they are EVIL!

  3. Plant a tree or take a thousand other actions to reduce atmospheric CO2 but why do that when , lacking any empirical evidence that humans are causing global warming, you can allow international and our distant federal government to take over control of our nations energy. Federal Governments = FUBAR, UN = UBER FUBAR . Noble Committee =Nuts
    It’s been warming for twenty thousand years ….. Where were the Gretas and the Noble in 2000 BC ?

  4. You know what will make the Paris Climate Accord good? If the United States bared its ass and bent over for Europe!

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