Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two additional members of the Socialist Left Party in Norway have confirmed they submitted Thunberg's name to the Nobel Committee earlier this year, saying they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution".
Thanks to her efforts, students across 40 countries will march out of classrooms on March 15 to take part in the "school strikes" against climate change inaction. "And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes".
Ms Thunberg encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, as her message spread from Sweden across the continent.
Thousands of students worldwide are expected to walk out of class for the Friday protest, much as US children and teens did previous year for the National School Walkout on gun control, spurred by the deadly February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We'll be walking from the University of Malta to the Parliament building in Valletta, to raise awareness on our future and our planet!
Thirteen-year-old Aoife Powell, who is in her first year of secondary school, is determined to attend the Dublin protest. "Everyone should be scared", she said.
Some friends are "not into it at all", she suspects because they do not want to go out in the cold - the forecast is for hail on Friday.
Taylor said the United Kingdom had been relatively shielded from the effects of the crisis so far, adding that "those least responsible for contributing to climate change are already suffering the worst effects".
I hope that you will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
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