Greta Thunberg: Climate change activist sails into New York City

Greta Thunberg: Local weather change activist sails into New York Metropolis

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Greta Thunberg stated her voyage throughout the Atlantic can be “an enormous problem”

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has landed in New York after a 15-day journey throughout the Atlantic by boat.

She might be taking part in UN local weather summits in New York Metropolis and Chile.

The 16-year-old Swede sailed from Plymouth within the UK on a solar-powered yacht to be able to minimise the carbon footprint of her journey.

On Wednesday morning, she anchored at Coney Island and expects to come back ashore this afternoon.

Greta was anticipated to reach sooner, however tough seas slowed her progress. She has been documenting the three,000-mile (4,800km) voyage on social media.

As she departed the UK two weeks in the past, she instructed the BBC that travelling by boat sends a sign that “the local weather change disaster is an actual factor”.

When Greta was requested if she might make US President Donald Trump hear she answered with a easy “no”.

“I am not that particular. I can not persuade everybody,” she stated. “I am simply going to do what I wish to do and what could have most impression.”

She might be current on the UN local weather summit on 23 September and the COP25 local weather convention in Chile in December.

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Media captionThe Swedish teen behind the local weather strikes

{The teenager} has made headlines for her “faculty strikes” which have impressed a worldwide local weather change protest motion.

Her first “strike for local weather” happened exterior the Swedish Parliament in August final 12 months.

Greta travelled on the Malizia II, a high-speed, 60ft (18m) racing yacht with underwater generators and no carbon emissions.

She made the journey along with her father, captain Boris Herrmann, Monaco royal member of the family Pierre Casiraghi and a Swedish documentary maker, Nathan Grossman.

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Media captionInside a coaching camp educating local weather activists how one can protest successfully

Her boat had no bathe or bathroom, according to Reuters, and the crusing occasion ate freeze-dried meals.

{The teenager} was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize earlier this 12 months.

Greta has been identified with Asperger’s, a type of autism, which she instructed the BBC permits her to “see issues from exterior the field”.

“If I might’ve been like everybody else, I would not have began this faculty strike as an example,” she stated.

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