Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environment Prize for Her Climate Activism

Nov 01, 2019

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has turned down the Nordic Council Environment Prize, rejecting $52,000 in award money. In a statement posted to Instagram, Thunberg called the offer a “huge honour” but wrote, “The climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science.”

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