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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:13 AM

Greta Thunberg To Sail Across Atlantic For UN Climate Summits

Source: The Guardian

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile as part of a sabbatical year the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will spend in the US.

"Good news! I'll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago ... 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," Greta tweeted. The journey will take two weeks.

The campaigner, whose solo protest last year sparked the Fridays for Future global school climate strike movement, said in June she would be taking a year off school to attend the summits, on 23 September in New York and 2-13 December in Santiago, which she described as "pretty much where our future will be decided".

But she said she did not yet know how she was going to get there. "It's on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean," she said. "And there are no trains going there. And since I don't fly, because of the enormous climate impact of aviation, it's going to be a challenge."



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/29/greta-thunberg-to-sail-across-atlantic-for-un-climate-summits



The yacht is the property of a German businessman based in Brittany and sponsored by the Yacht Club de Monaco. The yacht is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate zero-carbon electricity.

Travelling with Greta will be Malizia II's skipper Boris Hermann, Greta's father Svante, Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Monaco's late Prince Rainier III and the actor Grace Kelly, and a film-maker.

Following meetings in New York, Greta plans to travel by train and bus to the annual UN climate conference in Chile with stops in Canada, Mexico and other countries.






More, https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/29/deliver-fundamental-message-survival-future-generations-greta-thunberg-sail-atlantic



-Sailor Boris Hermann (L), Svante Thunberg (Greta's father) and Greta Thunberg (R).

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Reply Greta Thunberg To Sail Across Atlantic For UN Climate Summits (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 29 OP
RT Atlanta Jul 29 #1
appalachiablue Jul 29 #2
Maxheader Jul 29 #3
real Cannabis calm Jul 29 #4
Shanti Mama Jul 29 #5
appalachiablue Jul 29 #6
Shanti Mama Jul 29 #7

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:36 AM

1. Fair winds and following seas!

Go girl and thank you for your advocacy - leaders like you give us hope for the future.

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Response to RT Atlanta (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:40 AM

2. Have to love her courage and optimism, Greta gives us great hope

in these rocky times. Brave and righteous girl!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:49 AM

3. More brains than..


the deniers...that is for sure...Safe travels Greta!!..

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:51 PM

4. K&R Nice super-modern yacht

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 04:51 PM

5. Forest and Trees

I love me some Greta but feared this might happen after hearing her on NPR. The amount of carbon that went into the atmosphere to make that boat and all its parts... way more than she probably realizes.

Her sentiment is great, but I cringe.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 05:58 PM

6. It's the lowest carbon way to cross the Atlantic and is

a wonderful effort by all- a zero carbon emissions voyage worthy of celebrating!

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/07/29/greta-thunberg-sail-new-york-climate-summit-racing-yacht/

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:13 PM

7. I'm not so sure

And that's my point. Not to rain on her parade, because she's awesome. But that what appears to be better isn't always so.
Paper or plastic?

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