Thursday 19 September 2019

Climate activist Greta Thunberg crosses the Atlantic

She and a sailing crew encountered rough seas on the way to New York.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg began her voyage to the US from Plymouth (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)
Climate activist Greta Thunberg began her voyage to the US from Plymouth (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming.

On Wednesday before dawn, Greta Thunberg tweeted: “Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead.”

She and a sailing crew encountered rough seas on the way to New York.

They are expected to step off the boat at a marina in lower Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.

The Swedish teenager refused to fly to avoid a plane’s gas emissions.

Action against climate change has been a theme of protests she has led in Sweden that inspired student strikes in about 100 cities worldwide.

She is also set to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit next month.

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