If Greta Thunberg Wins The 100th Nobel Peace Prize On Friday, She’ll Win It In Colorado

October 10, 2019
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, far left, and young environmental activists look on as Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, far right, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

Update, Oct. 11, 2019: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Our original story continues below.
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Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg — whose climate activism inspired the globe-spanning "climate strike" that reached Colorado — is considered one of the favorites to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize early Friday morning.

Also Friday? She'll be at Denver's Civic Center Park for a "Fridays For Future" event that runs from noon to 2 p.m.

So, if you've got the day off or are prepared to participate in a mini-strike you might be able to breathe the same air as a Nobel winner. And, also possibly, to consider what's in and/or affecting the same air as a Nobel winner.

(The National Weather Service says Denver is looking at a high of 48 on Friday with plenty of sun.)

Thunberg has been at the front of what have been called climate strikes — kids walking out of classes to draw attention to their concern about climate change — since skipping school one day in 2018 when she protested outside Sweden's parliament.

If you're among that rare breed of gambler ready to bet on Nobel action, you likely already know what CNN is reporting: that Thunberg's odds have been placed at about one-in-two, and is the bettors' heavy favorite to win.