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Greta en route to Spain for COP25 on solar-powered yacht
14 November 2019 @ 12:06

SCHOOLGIRL climate change activist Greta Thunberg is on her way to Spain from the USA in a yacht belonging to millionaire YouTubers after putting out a Twitter appeal for transport.

The 16-year-old refuses to use air transport wherever she goes because of the high emissions generated by aeroplanes, which contribute to climate change by trapping warm air within the atmosphere inside a 'coating' of CO2 and NOx (carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide).

She took two weeks to get to New York from Sweden to attend the United Nations Climate Change Summit, and is now aiming to get to Madrid by early December for the next leg of the Summit at the IFEMA exhibition centre.

Greta had remained in the USA after the September meeting, since the next was due to be held in Santiago de Chile – but the president of the Andean nation pulled out due to mass protests over living costs and conditions.

“So happy to say I'll hopefully make it to the COP25 in Madrid,” Greta announced on Twitter, along with a photo of Australians Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu, owners of the solar- and wind-powered yacht, and their baby son, plus the captain, Brit Nikki Henderson.

“I've been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde.

“Australians @Sailing_LaVaga, Elayna Carausu & @NikkiHenderson from England will take me across the Atlantic.

“We sail for Europe tomorrow morning!”

Her tweet was published just after midnight today local time, meaning she is now on the water and expects to be on Spanish soil within about a fortnight.



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