Environmental advocate has arrived in the US by boat ahead of planned meetings at UN headquarters and in Chile. Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed into the New York City harbour on Wednesday in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing her day journey to the United States from the United Kingdom to partake in a United Nations climate summit next month. The year-old Swedish activist, who set sail from Plymouth, England on August 14, attracted international attention last year when she started skipping school on Fridays to protest against political inaction on climate change and inspired youth around the world to do the same.
CN — Greta Thunberg is a year-old autistic Swedish girl with braids, single-minded determination and an apocalyptic message who has taken Europe by storm and become the face of climate-change activism. Her meteoric rise to international stardom reached full blossom in the past two weeks when she met Pope Francis, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered a stark warning to the European Parliament and was welcomed in the House of Commons in London, with some parliamentarians breaking House rules by applauding to show their admiration for her. In eight months, Thunberg has become an inspiration for a wave of protests and school strikes over inaction by politicians, and modern civilization generally, to take the drastic steps needed to keep the planet from plunging off the cliff.
The U. According to its websitethe goal is to make the Paris agreement — a plan to confront global warming and achieve climate neutrality — a reality. Greta took the chance to get very real with the world leaders who had assembled.
STOCKHOLM AP — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. The year-old tweeted that she'll sail across the Atlantic aboard a high-tech racing yacht, leaving Britain next month to attend U. Thunberg told The Associated Press ahead of her announcement that she spent months trying to figure out how to travel to the U. Cruise ships are also notoriously big polluters, while sailors rarely brave the Atlantic in August because of hurricane risks.
A year-old Swedish climate activist who crossed the Atlantic in a zero-emissions sailboat anchored in waters off New York City on Wednesday as she prepared to land at a downtown marina. Greta Thunberg and her crew were expected to arrive in Lower Manhattan in midafternoon after a two-week crossing from Plymouth, England. Thunberg has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists.
Greta Thunberg [a] born January  is a Swedish student who is credited with raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change, and with holding politicians to account for their lack of action on what Thunberg calls the " climate crisis ". In Augustat the age of 15, Thunberg took time off school to demonstrate outside the Swedish parliament holding up a sign calling for bold climate action. Her "school strike for the climate" began attracting media attention and other students then engaged in similar protests in their own communities.
August 28, pm Updated August 28, pm. After two weeks sailing across the Atlantic, year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in eco-friendly fashion to New York City Wednesday to attend a global warming conference. The teen — who has inspired peers to join a growing movement against climate change — braved the seas alongside her dad and a crew during their day journey aboard a zero-carbon sailboat called Malizia II.
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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who helped spark a massive movement to combat climate change, on Thursday was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Guardian noted that Thunberg started refusing to go to school in August as a way to draw attention to climate change. Thunberg's activism has led many students in other countries to replicate her efforts.
See comments. Environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she will take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. The Swedish year-old wrote on Twitter Monday that she and a crew will sail across the Atlantic Ocean next month. Thunberg will sail on a high-tech boat that produces no carbon waste.