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I would say no. Greta Thunberg delivered this line:"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."She comes from Stockholm, Sweden. Not exactly a bastion for poor, struggling people with poor, struggling childhoods who have to work hard just to scrape by in a dog-eat-dog world. Compare her childhood to someone who does live in that world, who had to scrimp and save and who had to work as a child so that they could support their family. Whose childhood was stolen?She sailed across the Atlantic in her solar-powered yacht. For 2 weeks. Do you know how much that thing costs? Do you know how many people are able to take time off from work or school and sail for 2 weeks? Meanwhile, here's an old, legless Chinese veteran who's busy planting trees as part of China's Great Green Wall project, a 50-year project of reforesting an area the size of several countries.The world won't remember him and the soldiers and schoolchildren and everyone pitching in to make this reforestation project a reality.But they will remember Greta Thurberg. A child who said: "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."They will remember her.At least in this lifetime.
Wheres the patreon for that dudes beer money?
Wow. You've said it so appropriately. I'll quote this when we debate it at work. Beer money for you!
Fuck no, she has made no difference what so ever to the way we live or bettered it. I don't see her getting on the beaches and helping reduce the plastic, I see her just spouting out ball crap of a script her parents wrote and skipping school. How can we trust what a teenage girl with no education says. Why should she be basically rewarded for skipping school.Give the prize to one of theses aid working teams over in Syria helping dying children or people fighting isis they are the real heroes fighting for peace. Not some snotty ill imformed rich kid up, telling others how to live their life's and not physically doing anything herself
I don't think the Nobel peace prize would be appropriate since what she's doing has nothing to do with war. She never tried stopping wars or violence. She didn't try to directly stop famines or diseases either. The peace prize should be peace related or at least be given to people working more directly with something related to some forms of violence, poverty, oppression etc.Giving her an environmental protection prize would be better. There's many other people who've done a lot for the environment that also deserves the price. Example the people who invented plant based materials that can be used instead of plastic. There's people who've invented plant based water bubble you can drink from, plant bags and edible plates, forks and spoons. There's also divers picking plastic up from the ocean, inventors inventing electrical cars and other vehicles. They should get more attention.
No, she deserves some serious detentions and maybe a few mile swims, for wagging school like she has...
A few mile swims? Challenge accepted Jim
@EmbraceThePain I think you'd be fine, but Gretel? I could see her struggling...
No way. It's impressive that someone young organized demonstrations and protests. I'd hardly consider it brave considering it's not a controversial topic. Most everyone agrees on climate change but differ on how to deal with it. Some proposing radical ideas, others more pragmatic. And I wouldn't expect a 16 year old understand that keeping a civilization going is very complex. That's why we don't take policy prescriptions from kids. Simply saying crying "do something" and having teenage outbursts fixes nothing and I'd argue she diminishes how seriously people take it if a 16 year is among the most celebrated advocates. People get nobel prizes for doing stuff. Resolve border conflicts in Eritrea. Create lithium ion batteries. Writing influential books. Even previous winners of the alternative nobel prize did more impressive things. I think the only reason she gets any promotion is because she serves an agenda. She's said nothing new, created nothing, or even presented ideas in a new way. She's young. That's it. Wait till she gets older. People will forget about her because the novelty will be gone. Why? Because it's not her ideas or talents that got her to the UN. it was her age and a slobbering media, which puts a lot of emphasis on her age. Hmmmm... Wonder why.
I wouldn’t put it all on her, really she is said to have mental disabilities, and I feel like we can trace it back to the parenting of her. Her prepare TA have presented her on their social media wearing a Antifa shirt along with them, to me concludes that her parents feed her this stuff. Climate change is very real, might I add, but while young she may blow this out of proportion. And to be honest, she should be able to speak without the public propping her up. She has a right to her opinion, but society is revering her as a saint, which puts pressure on her. And she suffers from disabilities that can render her decision making subpar. It’s her parents and society really hurting her character, we are all alders, and when she spoke on the stage, we all can agree “she is (rightfully) scared,” but people are singing Greta solely cause she made the decision to speak and people are revering her for it. Anyone could have done it. It’s publicity and bad parenting, a lot of factors. But I don’t see Greta is at fault. To answer the question, no. I don’t think she deserves it, because I feel all of this might be wildly unprecedented for her as well. Even if she is basking in it now, it’s probably her parents telling her to embrace it.
Back when we had a REAL Nobel committee, Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to people who actually did something. (Any fool or twat can be nominated, which is why we have leftist Swedish pawn here). The Obamunist winning such a prize for basically showing up, in spite of starting two conflicts in Libya and Syria, is a case in point.
She deserves to win the Nobel Pizza Prize from Chuck E. Cheese. She's 16 years old. She should be eating pizza with the other kids instead of worrying about whether or not the sun might become a red giant and incinerate all life on Earth someday. She's worried about climate change. Plastics in the oceans and drinking water is the real problem. Pollution is the real problem in many big cities. Then, there's drug addiction, robberies, rapes, and homelessness. She's worried about carbon emissions. She might accomplish something by blaming China for that.
Not compared to the guy who got it. I don't believe the earth or civilization are in danger of being destroyed due to changing climates but I understand that she does and I'm proud of her for fighting for what she believes in. She's worked hard and gotten impressively far but what's she actually accomplished in a practical sense? What has she done to actively bring peace? Her words may make people feel something but they have yet to save lives. In fact, in some ways they have resulted in further conflict (for better or worse). The man who won the Nobel Peace Prize has actively done things to end fighting and border conflict and bring about peace between countries. He is more than words, he has taken action and that action has had clear results. Greta may say good things but she hasn't yet done what it takes to be worthy of such a prize. Perhaps that will change within the next few years but for now that is not the case.
While I commend her efforts I don't think she deserved Nobel Prize. She should get recognition and encouragement for momentum against Climate Change. But there were other issues that were more pressing and required more recognition.Award has already been announced, she didn't get it. Not sure why climate change deniers are hating on her, at least she had courage to take a stand and do something. On one hand people complain we don't stand up but on the other hand one someone does take action start hating.I do commend Greta Thunberg for taking action.
Instead of hating her because she is a teen, why don’t u guys applaud to her for bravery and standing up what she truly believes! Give her the credit! We need someone like her!!! Plus she is trying to save our earth 🌍!!! Although she may not do it immediately, she might do something about it in the future! At least she knows what she believes in and follows her beliefs!
Exactly, you don't even have to agree with her to acknowledge her resolve and that it is at the end of the day for a good cause.
Exactly at least she is doing something. Its simply people in denial about global warming that are hating.
She's not brave at all. Just another tool taking orders from her leftist mommy and daddy.
She deserves to keep causing herself harm by being a self-victimizing attention whore, not to mention a spoiled brat and a liar. That's why pathetic people support her, she legitimizes being a lying spoiled brat devoid of any dignity.
@Jennifer_32 and @DiscomfortZone, do U guys have an evidence that she is doing this to get an attention and is doing Bc of her parents? If u don’t have that kind of evidence, let me tell u something. If u don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it. It’s not worth it, it really isn’t.
Yes it’s ok to disagree with her. But what’s NOT ok is spreading hate comments to her Bc of what she believes at. There is NO place for hate.
Although I do love her courage and message, I feel she hasn't done enough to get this award.People who have won have dedicated some serious years towards something before getting it. So I find that giving the reward to her will deplete the value of this award, and the value of those that have received it before her.Maybe she will continue to be this voice and powerful movements will follow. In time, I could see her earning it.
Absolutely not. She is not the driving force behind her campaign. She is just the mouthpiece. Other than the media loving her for supporting their narrative that climate change will kill us all, I don't see what she has achieved that warrants her being considered within the same sphere as Mother Teresa and non-winning candidates like Ghandi.The Nobel prize has become way too political in the past decades. It is unfortunate because there are some really deserving people that could use that spotlight.
No. But then the Nobel committee doesn't exactly have a good track record of making picks. Realistically the girl hasn't even done anything. Nothing more than thousands of other people do. The only difference is that the media and politicians grabbed a hold of this one and use her. They'll continue using her until she's wrung out.
I think it was very brave of her, but I don’t think it is Nobel piece prize winning worthy. She made a viral speech that grabbed a lot of attention but it hasn’t done more than that. Policies aren’t being made because of it. Large companies aren’t going to be less worried about making money.
What does climate have to do with peace?Did she do something to stop a war? Did she end some famine or drought? Of course she did not.She is being instrumentalized by a number of people and tossed around like a puppet.Those that misuse her for whatever reason are the ones that should be criminalized and not her given a prize that she does not deserve.
A brainwashed 16 yr old kid who has no scientific training but an ability to be a drama queen on camera. Also she just has to say thing to evil white audiences in Europe/USA. I'm sure the biggest polluters in the world like China and India are completely beyond reproach. With that said I think global warming is very real and very serious. But this radical liberal crybaby, rioting, protesting, blocking streets, making an ass out of yourself and exploiting/brainwashing minors for you causes... that is going to make things WORSE. This is exactly what so many people hate about modern day liberals. That's going to push modern
No scientific training? Then I'm surprised Trump hasn't appointed her to head the EPA.
@zagor just because Trumps a moron doesn’t mean the best way to argue with him is bring more racial morons.
She gets to travel around the world on her parents dollar and skip school to gain popularity by talking to adults. She hasn't really lead to any change. She also doesn't spew facts, just feelings. Plenty of people talk about climate change, so what makes her special?
I think that the prize should be more for actions, not rhetoric. While what she's saying has merit, she is basically just telling people what they should do and hasn't had a bigger impact on society at large yet. If she was causing substantial change, I could understand, but that hasn't happened. The winner brokered peace between two countries that have been rivals for years and made an impact on society by doing so.
The only thing she deserves is her parents going to jail for allowing her to do crazy things in the name of climate change. I can't wait to vote for Trump. I have to tell you young people that my job is so busy since Trump has been elected that I do not need to worry about being fired, I got 30 bucks more on every check since the tax cut and since I have two kids my tax credit for them doubled because of Trump. I got over $8000 back in taxes last year! Trump is helping middle class people like me, I love him and can't wait to vote for him.
The NPP is supposed to be awarded to people who actually achieved something for the better of all. Although I understand and support Greta's message, she did nothing but read a prepared "emotional" text, and the very same people who used her used the media to then spread the message and cause drama. They would've been more convincing if they took a kid that actually experienced the things Greta spoke about, and had their childhood stolen indeed.
Nobel Prize? Hahahaha😅😅😅😅😅Although I have nothing against protecting our environment , she has done nothing at all to deserve anything close to a prize. She comes off as a spoiled , rich little brat who always gets her way. I can just hear her right now " Daddy buy me a pony !!! I WANT A PONY!!! If anything she deserves a spanking and no supper.
What did she ACTUALLY do though? Did she build anything? Was she the first at anything? Saved any lives? Risked her own life? Endured persecution to save others? But it kind of makes sense for her to be a candidate after Obama... Engage in the exact opposite of peace whilst being a minority. Boom top 5!
she hasn't done anything. all she's said is "climate change is bad and we need to fix it". That's LITERALLY it. Anyone and everyone says that. I'm not disagreeing with it, but for gods sakes give her a peace prize when she, or anyone for that matter, comes up with a solution. Don't use the peace prize as a publicity stunt, reserve it for those who actually deserve it
Did she cure cancer? Or Aids? Or solve world hunger? Or created true lasting World Peace? Or figure out how to terraform a different planet? Or figure out how to fly faster than the speed of light? Or figure out how to stop aging? Or come up with a viable solution to the world's overpopulation problem?All she did was read from a script. Why should she be awarded for doing relatively nothing?
No.I am a strong environmentalist and I admire her commitment. But she is being used as an icon by very powerful global elites, corporations and NGOs to create an economic model in which they make gigantic profits at the expense of human liberty and environmental justice, all wrapped up in a pro-environmentalist facade. www.feasta.org/.../
She gave a speech and BOOM she's a household name. Obviously what she said is true and worthy of being taken seriously. But a peace prize? I reckon the best thing we can do to reward her, as well as the millions of people like her, is to take her seriously and do something about climate change
She's made no difference and seems more a victim of emotional abuse than a sane concerned person.Listen to the difference between her speech and her regular talk at the Q&A, and you can see the speech was clearly acting.Hell, just listen to the speech a few times to make it clear.She has been persuaded to and cause panic for political power plays, hopefully without realizing.She deserves pity and sympathy, not a prize or praise.
A little girls says something on social media gets noticed. Adults says on how bad things are in their countries and something needs to be done, they riot and get lawyers to make things right, no one gives a shit. Overrated
If she deserves anything, she deserves a damned good spanking!
Well Obama got one, so the bar has been set pretty low.
Even they cancelled the nomination, Hitler was also nominated.
Of course not. She is just a child who is being used as a puppet.The Nobel Peace Prize has already been significantly devalued in recent years due to the prize being given to unworthy candidates. Giving Greta the prize would just further cheapen it for those who actually have done things to earn it in the past (and the future)
No, she does nothing.But then again the prize is just about optics, it's bullshit.Look who else got it:Obama got it a few months into his presidency, he knows he did shit all but everyone couldn't help but suck his dick.Al Gore out it for saying shit that turned out to be wrong.The EU as an institution got it for who knows what reason.And Yassar Arafat got it for giving up on fighting Israel after 40 years, because that's prize-worthy apparently.It's a bullshit prize.
Don't diss the Peace Prize. There are loads of people who'd kill for one...
She doesn't even want it. She doesn't want the attention. She only is trying to get attention so people will actually listen. She's like the MLK of climate change. Someone needs to speak and rally the people, she's become that person.
I don’t know why but she have a very punchable face
Throwing an uneducated temper tantrum never deserves an award, it shouldn't even deserve acknowledgment at all but this is the world we live in.
Eh, maybe not quite that. I do believe she's an amazing girl but I don't think it is quite nobel peace prize deserving.
She hasn't done anything positive. Only negative. Filthy mouth being used by democrats to promote their idiotic ideologies.
More than fucking Obama, lol. She hasn't killed any children in drone strikes that I know of, unless the media is covering that up, which wouldn't shock me.
I don't think it matters or that she cares about it. She's shaming politicians into at least talking about climate change like they give a fuck. Will it ever have an impact? Maybe, probably not. At least she's making an effort to try and improve the planet we live on.
Her ideals are admirable but she never provides any reasonable solutions to any of the problems. I believe it should Boyan Slat. He’s been working on projects since he was 16 to clean the ocean of plastic and has raised over 30 million dollars for the cause.
uh no one is talking about that. Does Gene Simmons from Kiss deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Again, no one is talking about that. Stop trying to make it a conversation to make her look bad when it's not a conversation in the first place.
Isn’t there some type of protocol a person has to meet to win that? I would say no. While her activism has brought attention to a cause it hasn’t dramatically changed the world
I applaud what she's doing or trying to do, but I just don't think she should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I don't think anyone should. The Nobel Peace Prize is stupid and should be done away with.
No. She's just a sock puppet for someone else. It would be different if she had actually done any research herself and presented solutions.
I don't think she should win one. She is basically doing what vegans do all day everyday and people just simply don't care about the environment, they don't care about climate change, they don't care about the billions of animals being killed, or anything. Until she truly gets people to change their difficult habits when she should win a Nobel Peace.
Child exploitment! This child is on the spectrum of autism and has been put into a distressed psychological state thanks to the parents. She has high needs that are not being met. She's an exploited child not a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Not even near. Malala, altough she was really young when she received it, she deserved it. What she lived, the dangers she faced and the way she reacted to those dangers (talibans, social rejection..) is admirable. Greta grew up surrounded by privileges and a none existing danger against her life.
Nope, just like Obama didn't. She just repeated what most of the world already knows. Just got a little more emotional about it than the rest of us. Giving a nobel prize to someone stating obvious facts/ general knowledge would be a joke.
No.. She is destructive and causing problems. It's ok saying stop using cars and planes. But isn't practical. Not practical. It's like saying a great way to cut down on CO2 tell everyone to stop breathing , it would be great but not very helpful...
No she's done more to destroy belief in climate change than anyone else.
you have a point, sending some kid who doesn't know science to tell stupid people they should listen to science is generally a bad idea
I should thank her then
I think so, but i also think that she should be the reason for something starting personally for that to be the case. To make an actual change. Not just trying to convince people whose minds won't change.
Jeez, they give trophies to kids for anything these days.
Honestly I would ask why, Her breasts are already quite big (Think Maybe DD or G Cup). I'm not obessed with them as long as she's happy then I am.
Answered the wrong question.
this sounds like climate activist to me 😂😂😂 jk
No bitching loud enough to get people's attention in only valuable if it changes something if nothing changes after Martin Luther king no one would remember hum
Nope the only reason she is even getting attention is cause she is a girl if she was a guy nobody would care but she has female privilege and liberals think she is god
She was snubbed for the Nobel. She's a front runner for a Drama Queen prize at the Oscars.
She doesn't even know what her script means and is just a political pawn, of course she doesn't deserve it and luckily didn't get it.
As nobel as her efforts are, she's just started. People who won the prize have been toiling in their areas of protest and change for decades. It takes a long time to earn a Nobel.
This fucking actor stands on IMDB international movie data base. She is Just hired and a spoke puppet for the elite. This cancer needs to be terminated and fast
Why's the world obsessed over a dumbass child being tooled around by bigger older people who are obviously in control of the whole thing? Holy shit dude
Don't know who she is, what she did... and to be honest... I don't give a fuck
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