The 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg crossed Atlantic Ocean on a “Yacht” and sailed all the way to Manhattan in New York City to talk about the on-going climate crises. The Swedish activist started her voyage 15 days ago to avoid the carbon-emitting planes. She conducted this 3,000-mile-long tedious journey in order to attend two climate change summits taking place in the coming months.
She landed on Manhattan dock and received a warm welcome from her supporters who were chanting her name. Thunberg will be participating in a youth demonstration against climate change and Amazon fire. She will also attend the United Nations (UN) summit on September 23.
Greta Thunberg crossed Atlantic Ocean on a “yacht” covering 3,000 miles in 15 days to talk about on-going climate crises.
At the age of 12, she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. From there she started her climate vigilance war by sitting outside the Swedish parliament to get members to act on climate change. She began to protest last year in August only and this year marks her one year of struggle to gain attention from white-collar men. Since then thousands of children and young activists have joined Thunberg from across the globe in her protest against climate change.
- Greta Thunberg crossed Atlantic Ocean on a “yacht” covering 3,000 miles in 15 days to talk about on-going climate crises.
- Talking about Donald Trump, who refuse to acknowledge the signs of climate change, Thunberg said she is not here to convince anybody.
- On the Amazon crises, she said, “They are a clear sign that we need to stop destroying nature.” Amazon forest went up into blaze for more than 26 days this month.
The Eco- friendly Journey
Her voyage started in a zero-emissions yacht to avoid carbon emission which causes global warming. She was offered a ride on the Malizia II racing yacht skippered by Pierre Casiraghi. He is the son of Monaco’s Princess Caroline and German round-the-world sailor Boris Herrmann. This yacht carries solar panels on its deck and two hydro-generators provide the vessel’s electricity. However, on her yacht voyage, she said, “It’s insane that a 16-year-old has to cross the Atlantic Ocean to make a stand. This, of course, is not something that I want everyone to do.”
The teenager endured this rough voyage by eating freeze-dried food and used a bucket as a toilet. In order to welcome Thunberg, the UN sent off 17 sailboats, one for each of its sustainable development goals for 2030. Thunberg has to attend UN summit in the upcoming month on 23rd but she refuses to take a flight to attend the event.
A message to President Trump
While talking about one of the world’s most powerful leader, Donald Trump, who refuse to acknowledge the signs of climate change, Thunberg said she is not here to convince anybody. In an interview, she said, “I’m not that special. I can’t convince everyone. I’m just going to do what I want to do and what will have the most impact. My message for [Trump] is, listen to the signs and he obviously doesn’t do that.” Further taking a dig at Trump she said, “I’m pretty sure windmills don’t cause cancer,” in reference to a comment made by Trump at a Republican fundraising event in April. (BBC)
Meanwhile, she also commented on the Amazon Crises by saying, “Even on the sailboat in the middle of Atlantic Ocean I heard about Amazon Fire.”
Meanwhile, she also commented on the Amazon Crises by saying, “Even on the sailboat in the middle of Atlantic Ocean I heard about Amazon Fire.” Further adding to this she said, “It is devastating and so horrible. It’s hard to imagine. They are a clear sign that we need to stop destroying nature,” reported by The Hindu. The Amazon forests known as lungs of the planet went up into blaze for more than 26 days this month.
Addressing Eco-warriors all around the world Thunberg said, “I want to thank everyone, who is involved in this climate fight, because this is a fight across borders, across continents.”
Divya Tripathi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV