Greta Thunberg to arrive in New York after 2-week zero-carbon yacht journey – National

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and her sailing team are expected to arrive in New York some time on Wednesday after making a zero-carbon journey across the Atlantic to attend a United Nations summit and bring awareness to climate change issues.

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To avoid traveling by air, Thunberg made her trans-Atlantic trip onboard the 60-ft yacht, the Malizia II, fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity onboard, with the aim of making the journey zero-carbon.

The 16-year-old activist, who shot to global fame last year after she started missing school every Friday to demonstrate outside the Swedish parliament, is bound for New York.

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When she arrives, she will join the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York in September and the COP 25 climate change conference in Santiago, Chile in December.

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Thunberg is taking a year off school to travel around the Americas. She said she did not yet know how she would come home at the end of her travels.



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