A Nobel for Greta Thunberg? Today is Friday. Welcome to Equilibrium, a newsletter that tracks the growing global battle over the future of sustainability. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup . Nobel Peace Prize watchers are favoring a possible winner : climate activist Greta Thunberg, who at 18 would be the second-youngest winner in history. ADVERTISEMENT The prize committee "often wants to send a message," Dan Smith of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute told Reuters. And the timing of this message would be particularly fortuitous, as the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) would occur between the announcement and the award ceremony, Smith said. The focus on Thunberg also comes amid several controversial attempts by international agencies to include the youths who will endure the future impacts of the climate crisis. Such efforts culminated in a youth summit in Milan this week that Thunberg complained was insincere and "cherry picked" and that Italian youth activist Martina Comparelli called "youth-washing ," according to The Associated Press. Today we'll focus on two big, long-running controversies: whether the Democrats can come to a deal on reconciliation, and what California is going to do about water. For Equilibrium, we are Saul Elbein and Sharon Udasin. Please send… Read full this story
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