- Greta Thunberg is setting sail back across the Atlantic with an unscripted motley team: 2 YouTuber Australians, their 11- month-old kid, and an expert sailor.
- The Australian couple answered Thunberg’s call for help getting back to Europe after the year’s essential UN climate-change top, COP25, was moved from Chile to Spain.
- It will take about three weeks to cruise to Spain in the couple’s 48- foot catamaran called “La Vagabonde.” Thunberg ought to arrive just in time for COP25
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Greta Thunberg is hitching an impromptu boat trip back to Europe.
The 16- year-old Swedish climate activist declines to fly, because aircraft travel has such a heavy carbon footprint– a single round-trip flight in between New york city and California produces roughly 20%of the greenhouse gases your cars and truck produces in a year. In Europe, this suggests she typically travels by train.
This summer, Thunberg sailed from Europe to New York City in a zero-emissions sailboat. Upon arrival, she addressed international leaders with an effective speech at the UN Environment Action Top in New York City. Since then, she’s been taking a trip across The United States and Canada with plans to make her method to Chile to attend this year’s most important environment summit, the UN COP25
However Thunberg’s unconventional travel methods presented a dilemma when the summit was relocated to Madrid, as the Chilean capital, Santiago, erupted in riots and demonstrations. The move left Thunberg stranded on the wrong side of the ocean.
On Tuesday, the activist stated she ‘d discovered a last-minute trip with an Australian couple, their 11- month-old child, and a professional sailor.
” So happy to say I’ll hopefully make it to POLICE25 in Madrid,” Thunberg tweeted with an image of the motley crew. “We cruise for Europe tomorrow morning!”
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 12, 2019
The journey will take about 3 weeks, according to The New York City Times If all goes as prepared, Thunberg will show up just in time for POLICE OFFICER25, which begins December 2.
Even with the time crunch, Thunberg did not want to take an airplane.
” I chose to cruise to highlight the reality that you can’t live sustainably in today’s society,” Thunberg informed The New York Times on Tuesday. “You need to go to the extreme.”
When Thunberg put out a call for help getting back to Europe, Riley Whitelum responded on Twitter.
” If you get in contact with me I make sure we might arrange something,” he said on November 4.
Whitelum and his wife, Elayna Carausu, have actually been cruising the world and making YouTube videos of their adventures because2014
Within a week, the Times reported, they had actually set up Thunberg’s trip in their 48- foot catamaran, “La Vagabonde.”
Nikki Henderson, an expert sailor from Britain, will join the group. The couple’s boy, Lenny, and Thunberg’s father, Svante, will also be along for the trip.