Meghan and Harry pay attention! Eco-warrior Greta Thurnberg, 16, arrives in NYC after a 15-day sailboat trip across the Atlantic for a UN climate conference because traveling with a gas-sucking jet violates its principles
- Greta Thunberg, 16, tweeted on Wednesday morning that she had arrived in New York after her two-week sailing trip from England
- She is anchored on Coney Island in Brooklyn and is waiting for immigration
- Thunberg is expected to dock later on Wednesday in the North Cove Marina of Manhattan at the World Trade Center
- The teenager, who will be attending a UN climate summit next month, refused to fly to New York to prevent the gas emissions from an aircraft
- She made her journey on a yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity on board
- It led to some controversy after it appeared that several people would fly to New York to take the yacht back to Europe
The Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg arrived in New York after she sailed across the Atlantic to emphasize climate change.
The 16-year-old tweeted on Wednesday morning that she was anchored on Coney Island in Brooklyn on her sailboat with CO2 emissions while she waited to clear customs and immigration.
& # 39; Country !! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead, & she had previously tweeted before dawn alongside a dark, hazy photo of distant lights.
Thunberg is expected to dock at around 14.15 in the North Cove Marina of Manhattan near the World Trade Center.
Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday after sailing across the Atlantic to emphasize climate change. She is pictured above on August 14
Her arrival in New York puts an end to her 14-day trip from England to participate in a United Nations climate summit next month.
The teenager refused to fly to prevent the gas emissions from an aircraft.
She made her trip on the Malizia II – a 60-foot yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity on board.
The boat has no shower or toilet and those on board, including the father and crew of Thunberg, were planning to eat freeze-dried food during the trip.
The sailboat was steered by Pierre Casiraghi, the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, and the German sailor Boris Herrmann.
However, her journey led to controversy after it was revealed that several people would have to fly to New York to take the yacht back to Europe.
Hermann himself will also return by plane, according to the spokesperson.
However, the Team Malizia manager insisted that the young activist's journey would be climate neutral, as the flights & # 39; compensated & # 39; would become.
Thunberg has said that she does not yet know how she will return to Europe.
The teenager caught international attention last year when she started missing the school on Friday to protest against political passivity against climate change.
It inspired students in around 100 cities around the world to do the same in what became Fridays For Future events.
Since her first strike last year, Greta has further discussed the possible solutions to combat climate change at meetings in Stockholm, Helsinki, Brussels and London.
Every conference in which she attended has traveled by train, bus or bicycle in an attempt to keep her CO2 footprint low.
In addition to the UN climate summit in New York, Thunberg plans to participate in the COP 25 conference on climate change in Santiago, Chile in December.
The teenager refused to fly to prevent the gas emissions from an aircraft. She made her trip on the Malizia II – a 60-foot yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity on board
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