Not the Mayflower, but Close: Greta Thunberg Prepares to Sail for America
The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous carbon footprint.
The New York Times
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who sparked a global youth movement, is coming to the U.N. climate summit. "This is a big opportunity for those world leaders who say they’ve been listening to us to actually show that they’ve been listening to us."
Greta Thunberg, teen climate icon, gets ready for an epic voyage: A solar powered racing boat that will take two weeks to cross the Atlantic.
David Windt ⧖
Greta comin', yo!
“Whether it’s seasickness or homesickness or just anxiety or I don’t know,” Greta Thunberg said. “I don’t know how tough this journey will be.”
on the scene.
captures the deep anxiety animating the growing youth movement on climate change. “I can’t really start planning my future,”
quotes Thunberg as saying.
the current transatlantic sailing record is ~3.5 days. imagine if we put our engineering prowess into better sustainable transportation. i'd gladly take a 60km/h boat over a 800km/h plane
Prepares to Set Sail for U.N. Climate Talks
Ms. Thunberg on Tuesday shrugged off recent attacks. “They are doing everything they can to switch the focus from the climate crisis to me,” she said. “That is what you have to expect when you talk about these things.”