Greta Thunberg Ready to Sail Back to Europe Sooner than Expected

Fox News reports Swedish climate 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg plans to set sail across the Atlantic from Virginia for Spain Wednesday, sooner than expected.

The original venue for the United Nations-Sponsored climate talks were planned in Chile, but due to political unrest in the region, the talks have moved to Spain. Greta had originally planned to travel south to Chile by bus and boat.

In August she set sail across the Atlantic from Plymouth, England in a 3 million pounds “zero carbon” yacht to take part in the United Nations summit. She arrived in the United States, and gave her now famous “How dare you” speech in New York to the UN and world leaders, and has traveled to many states across the country advocating for more climate change awareness.

She has said she chooses not to fly because of air travel’s negative impacts on the environment.

“It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way:) Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November… If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful,” she posted on Twitter on Nov. 1.

Thunberg said she decided to sail back to Europe “to highlight the fact that you can’t live sustainably in today’s society. You have to go Extreme.”

Australian YouTubers who travel around the world on a 48-foot catamaran with their baby, answered her call for help and will be sailing with Greta to Spain. The journey will take an estimated 3 weeks.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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