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2019 Nobel Peace Prize Betting - Can Greta Thunberg justify the short quote?

Can the divisive teen win the acclaimed award?
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks to the crowd of protesters during the global climate strike in Montreal, Canada (MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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2019 Nobel Peace Prize Betting

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's shaming of world leaders over climate change has seen online bookmakers install the young activist at the top of the Nobel Peace Prize betting markets.

The 16-year-old is the $1.50 favourite at Ladbrokes to win the $930,000 award.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ($3.50) is on the second line of betting while New Zealand's PM Jacinda Arden ($9) is the only other person in single figures.

Ms Thunberg is one of few people whose nomination has become known before the awards ceremony, which is to be held in Norway next month.

She would also be the first to win the prize for environmental work since former US vice president Al Gore shared it in 2007 for raising awareness of climate change.

Thunberg's hardened approach has seen her divide opinion among the general public.

The divisive teen has come under fire for her flight shame campaign, a movement suggests that people should feel embarrassed or ashamed to take planes because of the negative impact they have on the environment.

Sverre Lodgaard, a deputy member of the award committee from 2003 to 2011, told Reuters her confrontrational approach may not play well with the voters.

"It's been a while [since Gore was awarded the prize in 2007] ... so that would boost her chances," Lodgaard said.

"The problem is that the principle of 'flight shame' brings her chances ... down. Shame is not a constructive feeling to bring about change."

The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on October 11 from Oslo City Hall in Norway.

2019 Nobel Peace Prize Odds

Name
Odds
Greta Thunberg$1.50
Abiy Ahmed$3.50
Jacinda Arden$9
Raoni Metuktire$11
Reporters Without Borders$13
Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev$21

Odds were provided by Ladbrokes and were correct as of 3/10/2019, 4.20pm AEST 

Nobel Peace Prize FAQ

When is the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize awarded?

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday, October 11 at 10am GMT+2.

Where is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded?

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year in the capital city of Norway, which is Oslo.

The award is presented at Oslo City Hall.

Who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

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