Thousands of students to protest against climate change today

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

As millions of youths organise around the world to demand a change in the way the world fights climate change, Maltese students are expected to take to the streets as part of a global strike this Friday.

Greta Thunberg, 16, has been hailed by Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party for her cause to stop climate change, which 'will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees'.

Greta Thunberg, in August past year, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building. One of the leaders the young girl mentioned in a message to digital video publisher Brut India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution".

A 16-year-old girl has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her astonishing worldwide campaign to protect the environment.

"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".

Young people are expected to take to the streets in cities across Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and the U.S. on Friday.

She had already challenged leaders in person at the United Nations climate summit in late 2018 and at Davos in January.

"It's going to be quite impressive", said Gillibrand of the School Strike for Climate movement, "and it's incredibly inspiring that it all started with Greta striking on her own".

How is the Nobel Peace Prize nominated and chosen?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. I think that change is on the horizon and the people will stand up for their future, Thunberg said in an interview with the Guardian.

If Greta wins the prize, she will be the youngest person to ever become a Nobel laureate.

The Nobel Peace Prize past year went to Congo's Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Nadia Murad for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", according to the Nobel Committee's ruling.

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