Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on August 28th after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean
Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden, sailed in the zero emission racing sailboat from The United Kingdom for two weeks. She reached the U.S. to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit. While the sail boat mainly powered by wind, it draws its electricity for lighting and communication from solar panels and underwater turbines – aiming by these means for zero-carbon status. There are no bathroom facilities on board so the crew must make do with blue plastic buckets.
After arrival in New York, Thunberg was greeted by a crowd of supporters, including a group of fellow high school students carrying homemade signs. The students broke into chants as the sailboat slowly pulled into the marina in Lower Manhattan, including “Sea levels are rising and so are we!” and “There is no Planet B!”