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16-year-old climate warrior Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize: Why her call for a climate march is so important

Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who has become the face of global climate march worldwide is galvanizing millions of children and her nomination for the Noble Peace Prize come as an obvious outcome of her unprecedented success.

Sixteen-year-old climate warrior and activist Greta Thunberg was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday because "climate is perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict", and "the mass movement that she has promoted is a very important contribution to world peace", reports Efe News.

Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy Andre Ovstegard told the 'VG' newspaper on Wednesday that he and two other parliamentarians of the Socialist Left Party nominated the young climate activist.

"I don't want you to hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act."

These scathing remarks uttered by Greta Thunberg on the stage of the World Economic Forum 2019 at Davos reminded humans all over the world about the irreversible damage to the environment and ecological balance caused by unbridled human consumption drive that is now sounding our death knell.

Greta Thunberg's nomination for the Noble Peace Prize is an early reminder that climate change needs to move beyond the dull and dry TV debates, recommendations, reports and summits, and become part of our consciousness and so that what we leave behind to our future generations at least the most basic of the environment settings that humans and other living organisms need.

Rallying school children worldwide for the Climate March

Having started her arduous journey of protesting in front of Swedish Parliament with her clarion call of 'school strike for climate march', she has heralded a global climate movement among the young where they challenge the status quo and do not believe in procrastination.

Rather, the 16-year-old is inspiring students to take credible action to fix our environment as soon as possible.

Her call for a worldwide climate march on March 21 and personalized intervention has made people experience jitters and at a time when climate change is threatening our very survival she cautions by saying that this last opportunity otherwise Earth and biosphere would be wiped, wildlife and microbes will be threatened but human actions will be insufficient to reverse climate change.

The journey of a lone climate warrior

Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and selective mutism(anxiety disorder), Greta Thunberg has become a source of inspiration and courage to millions of children.

Her advocacy and her call for change are driving little changes at the grassroots and at a subconscious level of people.

The basic statistics of the climate march are astounding -- it has expanded to 71 countries and 700 places and the reach is still increasing.

Having rubbed her shoulders with global political leaders like Emmanuel Macron, the French President, Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission President), UN officials and endorsed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Greta is obviously a force to reckon with in future.