Greta Thunberg, the rising activist for climate change is again in spotlight after her daring speech at UN council.
This time Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has turned down an esteemed environmental honor. She doesn’t think the climate movement needs any more awards.
In her long Instagram post in which she is imagined packaged up in a yellow waterproof shell, looking meditatively into the camera, Thunberg, 16, explained why she won’t acknowledge the Nordic Council’s 2019 Environmental Award.
“What we need is for our politicians and the people in power [to] start to listen to the current, best available science,”she wrote, recognizing the notoriety of the honor and the regarded atmosphere notoriety that numerous Nordic nations have.
Thunberg was designated by Sweden and Norway for the prize, which is granted to an organization, association or individual for vital endeavors to “incorporate regard for nature and the earth into their business or work or for some other type of phenomenal activity for the benefit of nature and the earth,”
The award comes with a cash prize of 350,000 Danish krone, or about $52,000. Thunberg also said in her Instagram statement that she was turning down the money until leaders in Nordic countries “act in accordance with what sciences says is needed to limit the global temperature rise.”
Thunberg has become a comprehensively perceived face for environmental change as her fights to improve the earth transformed from playing hooky and sitting outside the Swedish parliament to leading an overall youth development in which teenagers have dumped school to point out expanding temperatures and expose frustrating environmental change activities by officials.