Trump 'so extreme' on climate he's waking people up - Greta Thunberg

Cheryl Sanders
November 13, 2019

However, she was left stranded, when the location of the upcoming conference was abruptly changed from Spain to Chile at the last minute.

But after Chile declined to host, the conference was moved to Spain.

She refuses to travel by air because of its environmental impact.

"If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful", she posted on Twitter on November 1. "If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful".

She will travel with Australian YouTubers Riley Whitlum and Elayna Carausu, as well as Briton Nikki Henderson - who is a professional yachtswoman.

She pressed the world to do more regarding climate change.

"The discussion here is it's not a... it has not come as far as the discussion to where I'm from", she said. I've been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48ft catamaran La Vagabonde.

"Guess what. We're about to sail @gretathunberg across the Atlantic".

Just hours before her departure, Thunberg took time to reflect on her trip, notably a visit to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where there have been protests over a pipeline. Thunberg should arrive just in time for COP25. "I wondered why he was there because the thing was that he was not supposed to be there", she told AFP.

"More than a million people subscribe to their channel, Sailing La Vagabonde [the name of their boat], which has chronicled their life aboard in endearing, instructive and sometimes terrifying videos", the profile says.

"We've suffered terrifying storms, pirate scares, financial breakdowns, equipment failures, water shortages and other interesting mishaps, but we wouldn't trade living on the sea and traveling wherever the wind takes us for anything", their website states.

Ms Carausu posted to Instagram that the crew would set sail from 7:30am U.S. eastern standard time tomorrow.

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist is scheduled to leave from Hampton, Virginia.

When Chile's unrest forced the United Nations climate venue to be changed, Thunberg realized she needed to head back across the Atlantic sooner than expected, The New York Times reported.

Ms Thunberg's zero-emissions expedition has been highly publicised and has included travelling by boat, train and an electric vehicle borrowed from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Greta has Asperger's and ADHD but has often spoken on how her conditions have acted as a motivator instead of a source of depression, which she said they once were.

The pair has covered more than 65,000 nautical miles since 2014.

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