Greta Thunberg's Hi-Tech Yacht Arrives in NY
“Let’s not wait any longer. Let’s do it now.” — Greta Thunberg
After leaving Plymouth back in early August, climate activist Greta Thunberg has finally arrived in New York. She successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in an unconventional solar-powered, zero-carbon yacht, drawing mass media attention to the ever-increasing seriousness of climate change and global warming.
The crowds who had gathered to welcome her arrival were disappointed, as Greta's journey was delayed in rough weather just south of Nova Scotia. However, they gathered again in time to see her sail into North Cove Marina, near Manhattan's southern tip, a day later. At a press conference arranged to welcome her to the USA, Greta said: "We need to stand together and take action because otherwise it might be too late. Let’s not wait any longer. Let’s do it now.”
Outspoken Greta, just 16 years old, was asked if she had a message for Donald Trump, president of her host country. She replied: “I say, ‘Listen to the science’. And he obviously does not do that. If no one has been able to convince him about the climate crisis and the urgency, why would I be able to?”
Greta's boat, an 18-metre Malizia II sailing yacht, is built to an innovative design. One of the world's fastest sailing boats, all of its electrical power is sourced from a combination of underwater turbines and solar panels: this ensures that zero carbon emissions are produced and her trip, which will see her protest at the UN Summit for Climate Change, is carbon-neutral.
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