Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg has managed to find a ride across the Atlantic with a pair of sailing YouTubers. Once again, the activist will make her journey on a yacht far beyond the means of the ordinary working Joe.
After hitching a ride from Europe to New York aboard a €4 million racing yacht in August, Thunberg embarked on a whirlwind tour of climate change summits and street-level protests. However, when the UN’s COP25 climate summit in Chile was moved to Spain due to political unrest, the Swedish activist was left marooned in the US.
Avoiding combustion-powered planes and boats, Thunberg’s options were limited. However, she announced on Tuesday that she had been offered a seat on board the ‘La Vagabonde,’ an ultra-sleek catamaran owned by a couple of Australian YouTubers who make a living sailing around the world chasing the sun.
So happy to say I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid.
I’ve been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48ft catamaran La Vagabonde. Australians @Sailing_LaVaga ,Elayna Carausu & @_NikkiHenderson from England will take me across the Atlantic.
We sail for Europe tomorrow morning! pic.twitter.com/qJcgREe332
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 12, 2019
The boat is not quite as high tech as the €4 million ‘Malizia II’ that bore her outwards. Nevertheless it comes with a bevy of environmentally-conscious technologies alongside its backup diesel engine, like solar panels and a hydro-generator – to keep the trip as low-impact as possible.
Just like the ‘Malizia II’ though, it offers no practical solutions for Thunberg’s legion of devotees. The world envisioned by Thunberg is one completely free of fossil fuels, and her vision is shared by the most environmentally conscious lawmakers in the US. 104 members of Congress there have endorsed the ‘Green New Deal,’ a piece of environmental legislation that would abolish air travel. (RT)