Greta Thunberg hitches ride across the Atlantic on Australian YouTubers' sailing boat

Greta Thunberg hitches ride across the Atlantic on Australian YouTubers' sailing boat

Greta Thunberg hitches ride across the Atlantic on Australian YouTubers' sailing boat

Their boat uses solar panels and hydro-generators for power. It also has a toilet, unlike the boat on which she sailed from the United Kingdom to NY in August. (For the record, her first boat only had a bucket).

"It turns out I've travelled half around the world, the wrong way", she said on Facebook, pleading for help. "But it's nice to have".

The 16-year-old had travelled from her native Sweden to California by boat, train and electric auto and was planning to continue on to the next round of climate negotiations, originally scheduled to be held in Santiago, Chile in December.

She will set sail for Europe immediately with the help of Youtubers Riley Whitlum and Elayna Carausu and Englishwoman Nikki Henderson - who is a professional yachtswoman.

For this adventure, they'll be joined by Nikki Henderson, who previous year became the youngest skipper to lead a team in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race at the age of 25.

"Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November". As Thunberg spoke Tuesday, the temperature had dipped into the 30s as sleet turned into light snow.

Greta, 16, refuses to travel by air because of airliners' environmental impact.

"If I get to the COP 25 in time, then I will participate in that, because I have received an invitation to do so", she said, wearing a windbreaker emblazoned with the words "Unite for Science".

Thunberg, who has become a bit of a celebrity, has been in the US for about three months since she arrived in NY via a racing yacht in August.

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist refuses to fly, because aeroplane travel has such a heavy carbon footprint - a single round-trip flight between NY and California generates roughly 20% of the greenhouse gases your auto emits in a year.

The Swedish activist, who started a worldwide movement with her "Fridays For Future" initiative, asked Americans to vote as she left the country. After that, she was looking forward to going back home to Stockholm and hugging her two dogs. Two weeks ago, she put out a call for help on social media.

When she looks back on her time in the USA and Canada, Thunberg said, the things that stick out the most include a glacier in Canada's Jasper National Park that is destined to disappear "no matter what we do".

A massive mural of Greta Thunberg gazed down on people from a building in downtown San Francisco from Tuesday night when an artist formally unveiled a giant mural of the teenage activist, hoping it will remind residents of the dangers posed by climate change. A meme of her giving a cold stare to President Donald Trump, who had mocked her, went viral.

"Here, it's still sometimes even like debating whether the climate crisis is occurring or not".

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