When we say she’s crossing oceans, she is literally crossing oceans.
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has done more for our planet than any of us has ever had. And she’s only 16 years old.
She has delivered urgent speeches about the planet to the World Economic Forum, the European Parliament, TED, and the UN Climate Change Conference. She is pressing global change as no one else has ever before.
New York Times said that Greta has been looking for means to get to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, but she refuses to travel via airplanes because of their massive carbon footprint. This makes her means of traveling very limited.
However, on Monday morning, she posted on Twitter that she has finally found her ride: a high-speed sailboat.
Greta said, “Good news! I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and other events along the way.I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid-August. #UniteBehindTheScience”
Good news! I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and other events along the way. I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August.#UniteBehindTheSciencepic.twitter.com/9OH6mOEDce
She will be leaving the UK on the high-speed yacht, that was built to race around the globe. It is owned by property developer Gerhard Senft, and sponsored by the Yacht Club de Monaco, which said it was “honored” to sail Miss Thunberg “emission-free over the Atlantic”. The boat is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate zero-carbon electricity on-board.
Greta plans to take a year off of school to continue to fight for and raise awareness about climate change and pressuring world leaders to do the same.
Aside from attending the UN Climate Action Summit hosted by Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, on September 23, Miss Thunberg plans to take part in several climate protests in New York.
She then intends to travel by train and bus to the annual UN climate conference in December, held this year in Chile, with stops in Canada, Mexico, and other countries along the way.