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World Greta Thunberg Could Become a Nobel Laureate; Experts Weigh in With the Message That Would Send to the World

02:50  11 october  2019
02:50  11 october  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Greta Thunberg , the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change, has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The 16-year-old was nominated by three Norwegian MPs. If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient

a close up of a girl wearing a hat: Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, founded the
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With the Nobel Peace Prize becoming more political in the last decade, many are wondering what message the selection committee wants to send this year. There's chatter that picking Reports Without Borders would bolster independent journalism in the age of "fake news," while awarding young activists in Hong Kong could signal the committee's support for democracy and free speech in communist China.

Some betting sites favor Greta Thunberg, one of this year's 301 nominees for the coveted prize. Thunberg's unapologetic climate movement has captivated the world's attention and made "Greta" a household name, but skeptics of the 16-year-old's chances point out she hasn't exactly caused sweeping reforms or reduced violent conflict on the ground, which the committee, at least historically, is tasked with rewarding.

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Thunberg , 16, says governments have betrayed young people by their climate crisis failure: ‘You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is’.

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In the past, some of the committee's selections have served as not-so-subtle political messages. In 2009, former U.S. President Barack Obama received the prize an awkwardly short amount of time into his tenure. Years later, then-chairman of the Nobel committee Geir Lundestad wrote that "Even many of Obama's supporters believed the prize was a mistake... In that sense the committee didn't achieve what it had hoped for," according to a report by Foreign Policy.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.© Getty/Minas Panagiotakis Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.

It's widely believed that hope was for a more peace-loving approach to foreign policy compared with predecessor President George W. Bush, but Obama added more troops to Afghanistan and more than tripled U.S. drone strikes, according to the report. In a similar vein, the committee awarded the prize last year to activists against sexual violence amid the global #MeToo movement and Brett Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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With Thunberg's chances getting mixed reviews and the disparity between her work and the type of conflict reduction observed from other nominees, what would Thunberg's selection say about the committee's views on climate change, climate deniers, or U.S. President Donald Trump? How might the news be received in the increasingly polarized United States?

We asked an author, a political commentator, a climate expert, a political scientist and a conflict expert to find out.

David Wallace-Wells: Author of The Uninhabitable Earth and deputy editor of New York Magazine

Thunberg winning the Nobel Peace Prize would be a part of larger climate story, according to Wallace-Wells. It started last year with a damning report on the impacts of global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but Thunberg's launch of climate protest politics into the mainstream is nearly unprecedented, according to Wallace-Wells.

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Greta Thunberg , the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize, just before the biggest day yet of global National politicians and some university professors can nominate candidates for the Nobel peace prize, which will be awarded in December.

"Big picture I think she absolutely deserves this award," David Wallace-Wells told Newsweek in an interview. "She's done more over the last year to change the direction of global politics on the most urgent, existential challenge of our time—and probably all time—than anyone outside the theater of conventional politics has achieved in the past."

Besides, Thunberg's critics are fewer than you'd think by looking at their representation in the media and in politics, according to Wallace-Wells. Chatter from the likes of Trump serve as a marker of her growing stature, while her reception globally remains sympathetic. The real question is how Thunberg, who has publicly escouriated the world's most powerful people to their faces, reacts to the establishment's award.

"Going forward, I think her message and the message of all the other protesters is 'We don't need the acoolates or support or friendship form the world's powerful—we need them to be replaced,'" he said.

Steve Milloy: Fox News commentator and member of President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Act transition team

Milloy seem to think the award wouldn't resonate much with U.S. conservatives.

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Greta Thunberg watches Donald Trump. Credit:Reuters. "So a 50 per cent risk is simply not acceptable to us – we who have to live with the consequences. "How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just 'business as usual' and some technical solutions? With today's emissions levels, that

"I speak for a lot of people when I say we don't think much of the Nobel Peace Prize. It used to be awarded to people who helped bring peace to conflict and spread humanitarian work, but recently it's just sort of become a political correctness award," Milloy said. "It'll be a big splash and you know the mainstream media is gonna have it all over the place. But in the end, who cares," he continued.

Thunberg has caught a lot of heat in conservative circles. Most notably, The Daily Wire podcaster Michael Knowles dismissed Thunberg on Fox News as a "mentally ill Swedish child," but other conservative voices like blogger Stephen Miller, Breitbart's John Ocasio-Nolte and author Dinesh D'Souza piled on, according to Media Matters For America. It bothered Milloy that Thunberg travels in a "yacht," takes cues from her parents and advances an agenda long adopted by liberal elites.

"She discredits herself and is used as a human shield to advance the many-headed climate alarmist monster," Miller said. "She's 16. She should be in school learning stuff, but of course she can't do that because she's got these stage mom parents behind her," he continued.

Jonathan Weiler: Global studies professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America's Great Divide

Weiler said the impact of Greta's selection in the U.S. will be a polarizing one.

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Over the past year, Greta Thunberg has arguably done more to galvanise global action on climate than any other single individual. And there is no question the unnerving power of her rhetoric comes in part from the fact that Thunberg was upset by the response of the world leaders in the UN HQ this week.

Climate activists in Western Europe had already been radicalizing for some time when record heat engulfed the Continent last month. The high reached 109 degrees in Paris two Thursdays ago. Yet many environmentalists have come to believe that extreme weather alone will never spur Europeans

"If the question is how will it play in the United States specifically, it's going to play the way every other issue plays. She's going to be viewed as a hero by the left side of the spectrum and as a demon by the right side of the spectrum. For the right, it will reinforce in their minds that all of these global institutions are just corrupt anti-American institutions. And her selection will just be folded into that larger narrative."

Thunberg's reception won't be unique, according to Weiler. Similar to impeachment proceedings, the right and left in the U.S. are spinning two different stories.

"Is it okay for the president to solicit a foreign government to dig up dirt on his political opponents in exchange for foreign policy favors? The fact that that is controversial is outstanding. In a similar vein, it is outstanding that we are having an argument over the seriousness of climate change."

James Hansen: Director of a climate science program at Columbia University

Hansen, a prolific scholar on climate change, said Thunberg's involvement has brought visibility to the climate movement, but along with visibility comes more "extremists" trying to get their way.

"The danger now is that extremists will use the climate problem as a basis for demanding their social policies," Hansen said in a statement.

At the same time, Thunberg hasn't come up with many policy proposals. Though experts say Thunberg's succinct message to elites—do your jobs and believe science, more or less—has been instrumental to her success, Hansen isn't a fan of the ambiguity.

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"Greta says follow the science, but that is ambiguous," Hansen said.

Henrik Urdal: Director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo

Urdal said the committee could be addressing climate deniers all across the world with a Thunberg selection, even if her case for the coveted prize may not meet the group's criteria for peace-making.

"It would certainly be a message to all those who oppose the work to reduce the effect of climate change all over the world," he said. If she won, the committee would be underscoring the fact that climate change is happening, and it's a result of human action, he continued.

"When it comes to whether or not it's something the committee will consider, that poses a challenge to the committee in terms of how they're describing the connection on stopping climate change with stopping conflict," Urdal said.

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The high school science teacher wrote "Dont have my sniper rifle" on a post about Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist's visit to Iowa City.Matt Baish, a science teacher at Waterloo West High School, posted "Dont have my sniper rifle" Thursday on an article shared from Little Village Magazine about Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish girl who has been a leading voice of youth activism around climate change.

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