The Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg wants to sail in mid-August with a zero-emissions ocean-going yacht to America. As the 16-Year-old announced on Monday, will be the time to travel from the UK to New York for about two weeks.
The exact time of Departure depends on the weather. She is accompanied by her father and a filmmaker.
The two skippers of the German yachtsman Boris Herrmann from Hamburg and Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, from the Team, Malizia. A spokesperson for the team told the German press Agency, the trip could be for Greta, depending on the weather conditions quite uneasy. “But Greta is a brave girl, you will do it easy.”
Thunberg had already announced at the beginning of June, a Sabbath year and they will be put to press in the next year, back to school. You will visit among others the USA, Canada and Mexico, and at various events for a better climate policy advertise.
To include the stations of the Swede, the United Nations climate summit on September 23. September in New York and the annual UN climate change conference in Chile in December. In addition, Thunberg wants to take part in climate demonstrations.
“During the past year have raised millions of young people their voice, to raise the awareness of the leading personalities of the world for the climate and ecological emergency,” said Thunberg, according to a press release. “In the next few months the events in New York and Santiago de Chile will show that you have listened to me.”
Because of the high amount of emissions caused by air travel, wants to Thunberg forgo travel on airplanes. The ocean going yacht “Malizia II”, with sailing across the Atlantic, produces no exhaust gases, said Thunberg. Also the power required on Board the 18-metre boat, is generated by solar panels and water turbines, as it is called. There was little comfort on Board.
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