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Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York City

Greta Thunberg was welcomed to the U.S. like a rockstar on Wednesday, with a crowd cheering as she sailed into Manhattan on a solar-powered yacht. Find out what her fans had to say about the teenage climate activist.

This was no pleasure cruise

Hundreds of kids and adults showed up in lower Manhattan to witness the arrival of Swedish Greta Thunberg. The 16-year-old climate activist sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a zero emissions yacht to attend the September 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit. Thunberg, 16, and her crew were escorted into a lower Manhattan marina at about 4 p.m., concluding a two-week crossing from Plymouth, England. Hundreds of activists gathered on a Hudson River promenade to cheer her arrival. The teenager refused to fly because of the carbon cost of plane travel. A 2018 study said that because of cloud and ozone formation, air travel may trap two to four times more heat than that caused by just emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

The boat carrying Thunberg, the Malizia II, encountered rough seas that slowed it down for a day. Taking turns steering the 60-foot racing yacht were two skippers Boris Herrmann and Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Monaco’s late Prince Rainier III and American actress Grace Kelly. This was no pleasure cruise. The Malizia is built for high-speed, offshore racing, and weight is kept to a minimum. There is no toilet — just a bucket — or fixed shower aboard, no windows below deck and only a small gas cooker to heat up freeze-dried food.

Speaking to reporters after she landed, Thunberg said the trip wasn’t as uncomfortable as she expected. She didn’t get seasick once, she said. But she stressed that “this is not something I want everyone to do.” Thunberg has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists, leading weekly school strikes in Sweden that inspired similar actions in about 100 cities. She’s in New York to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit next month. There, she’ll join world leaders who will present plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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08/29/2019 6:37 PMupdated: 08/29/2019 6:43 PM

818 comments

  • Diego d.
    11/11/2019 21:31

    Greta go home

  • Chris L.
    11/09/2019 07:48

    Well parroted ! 😂

  • Leon L.
    11/07/2019 20:17

    "the climate crisis" hysterical BULL SHIT created by the Fascist Left Wingers. People who fall for this are scam-bait

  • Bruce B.
    11/07/2019 00:51

    go home greta

  • Łukasz K.
    11/06/2019 17:20

    Damn stupid peoe... Grey mass

  • Bo J.
    11/06/2019 10:58

    Hitleresque to say the least.

  • Dan C.
    11/05/2019 20:33

    A brainwashed puppet.

  • Richie P.
    11/05/2019 16:50

    Youre gunna need a bigger hoax

  • John O.
    11/05/2019 07:56

    Why isn't she talking about the thousands of trees being cut down all over the world to make way for 5g ? No they don't want us to know about that and the final solution to this , agenda 21.30 .total control over the ordinary people .

  • Robert S.
    11/04/2019 21:33

    I'll wait for her TV show to come out

  • Jon B.
    11/04/2019 12:08

    Stupid, stupid, stupid little girl.

  • Virginia R.
    11/03/2019 00:35

    She is amazing

  • Brenda M.
    10/31/2019 03:41

    You’re weird little girl, go play with your toys or Democratic’s are Paying your parents. Sad

  • Holly L.
    10/31/2019 01:51

    Someone else in history used young nordic girls for propaganda too.

  • Brad B.
    10/30/2019 21:48

    Ass burgers

  • Bob P.
    10/30/2019 16:53

    Hitler nazi youth spewing hate

  • Brett S.
    10/30/2019 16:29

    🤮🤮🤮

  • Karl F.
    10/29/2019 23:41

    Do your preaching at home go back to where you came from go to school and preach up a storm

  • Joe B.
    10/29/2019 18:52

    We have a mass case of mental disorders.

  • Tony L.
    10/29/2019 14:15

    What your doing is fuck all

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