Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

Thunberg won the award “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,” the Right Livelihood Foundation said in a statement.

Thunberg, 16, denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate change in a speech at the start of a climate summit at the United Nations in New York.

She started solitary weekly protests outside Swedish parliament a year ago. Inspired by her, millions of young people poured onto streets around the world last Friday to demand governments attending the summit take emergency action.

Thunberg shares the award with Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, Chinese women’s rights lawyer Guo Jianmei and Western Sahara human rights defender Aminatou Haidar.

“With the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, we honour four practical visionaries whose leadership has empowered millions of people to defend their inalienable rights and to strive for a liveable future for all on planet Earth,” the foundation said in the statement.

The four laureates will received a cash award of 1 million Swedish crowns ($103,000) each.

(Reporting by Johan Ahlander, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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Glenn Botts
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Greta wins the brainwashed fool award!

Chrissy
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I want to nominate myself for the alternative, alternative Nobel prize. It’s given to those who can withstand the most spinning and spinning of alternative news and still understand what’s really happening. No cash award, but I’d like it on my resume.

Tom Bodine
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Plays a teen when actually is a 30 year old liberal dip-shit.

Bonnie Keever
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Wow for what

David
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HOGWASH!

Charles
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Liberal/Democrat/Communist/Socialist indoctrination at it’s worst.

Charles
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Thunberg won the award “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,” She knows nothing of the ‘facts’. She wins the award because she stands up for a right? You have a right to demanding an action that is based on political, legislated profit? I don’t think so. She needs to educate herself about what causes climate change and has done so for 4.5 billion years.

Rey Cabrera
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Another example the liberal socialist ideology inside the all organization Internacional,when Nobel Prize to the Peace give to Obama everyone put in the real reason the this prize,only is political and never for credibility,now give another prize to one girl only for said stupidity comments and nothing to credibility support,

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