Nobel Nomination

May 3, 2019
Greta Thunberg stands outside the Swedish parliament in 2018.
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Meet Greta Thunberg. She is a 16-year-old climate activist. She lives in Sweden. Greta has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. That is a big honor. If she wins, Greta will be the youngest Nobel winner in history. The winner of the prize will be announced in October.

Greta has been staging sit-ins outside the Swedish parliament nearly a year. A sit-in is a type of protest. People sit in place and refuse to move until their demands are heard. “When I first started this strike, I didn’t really expect anything,” Greta told TIME. But her protests have inspired young people around the globe. They sparked a worldwide day of climate protests. Those took place on March 15.