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University of Helsinki to bestow honorary degree to Greta Thunberg

Thunberg continues to be ‘elevated to sainthood by the Left’

The University of Helsinki announced Monday the institution will confer climate change activist Greta Thunberg with an honorary Doctorate of Theology.

In its news release, the Finland-based university called the honorary degree its “highest recognition,” and 20-year-old Thunberg of Sweden is one of 30 individuals set to be honored as part of the school’s annual graduation ceremonies this May.

The announcement came just one day before a Swedish court gave Thunberg and hundreds of other climate activists approval “to proceed with a class action lawsuit against the Swedish state for ‘insufficient climate policy,'” Reuters reported.

“Thunberg, and 600 other young activists in a group called Aurora, sued the Swedish state in November, claiming it had to do more to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to live up to the European Convention on Human Rights,” the outlet reported Tuesday.

Thunberg has become the poster child for progressive climate change activism in recent years.

“Greta has yet to put an end to her childish ways, yet she has been elevated to sainthood by the Left,” noted David Strom on Hot Air.

Thunberg made headlines last week after deleting a 2018 tweet of hers that highlighted an article that said “an influential scientist warned climate change ‘will wipe out all humanity’ unless fossil fuel use was ended ‘over the next five years,'” AP reported.

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