25.03.19 The 15 years old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize.
Climate strike founder put up for award ahead of global strikes planned in more than 105 countries. 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 action. Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe. Strikes are expected in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries on Friday, involving hundreds of thousands of young people. Thunberg is famous for her blunt speaking. “We must change almost everything in our current societies,” she told businesspeople and politicians at Davos. “Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.’ But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.” Thunberg is telling us that our current political and economic systems are no longer fit for purpose. She is pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. What can we learn from Greta Thunberg’s speeches? 1.We are running out of time, but it is not too late to save the planet 2.The decision to adopt clean air and eco-friendly policies is perhaps more simple than we thought 3.We need to start taking climate change more seriously 4.Greta Thunberg’s determination knows no bounds 5.“You are never too small to make a difference” Credit: Goalcast
Poverty deprives people of adequate education, health care and of life's most basic necessities- safe living conditions (including clean air and clean drinking water) and an adequate food supply. The developed (industrialized) countries today account for roughly 20 percent of the world's population but control about 80 percent of the world's wealth.
Poverty and pollution seem to operate in a vicious cycle that, so far, has been hard to break. Even in the developed nations, the gap between the rich and the poor is evident in their respective social and environmental conditions.