[Vision2020] 8-27-19 France24 "Rough seas delay Greta Thunberg's arrival in New York"

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 21:26:44 PDT 2019

Is Greta Thunberg rearranging the deck chairs on the global warming
Titanic?  Or rather, on the Malizia II racing yacht skippered by Pierre
Casiraghi, the son of Monaco's Princess Caroline!?

A symbolic media promoting effort, I suppose...

Don't get me wrong!  I wish Greta the best!  Would Al Gore sail the big
pond with the privations involved to make a statement regarding living
without fossil fueled CO2 emissions?
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Rough seas delay Greta Thunberg's arrival in New York
 Stockholm (AFP)

Rough weather has delayed the arrival in New York of Swedish climate
activist Greta Thunberg, who is crossing the Atlantic in a zero-carbon
yacht, she and her entourage said.

Thunberg is sailing to New York to attend a UN summit on zero emissions
next month after refusing to fly there because of the carbon emissions
caused by planes.

She was offered a ride on the Malizia II racing yacht skippered by Pierre
Casiraghi, the son of Monaco's Princess Caroline, and German
round-the-world sailor Boris Herrmann.

"The estimated arrival time is tomorrow Wednesday or on Thursday, it still
depends on the wind a bit," a member of her entourage told AFP on Tuesday.

On Monday, the 16-year-old whose school strikes have inspired children
across the world to protest global warming, wrote on Twitter that she
expected to arrive in Manhattan on Tuesday.

She updated late Tuesday to say that the yacht was facing "rough seas south
of Nova Scotia", and "conditions closer to New York will be slower than

The yacht left Plymouth in southern England on August 14, and the teenager
marked the first anniversary of the start of her school strike on August 20.

Thunberg began sitting outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018 to get
members of parliament to act on climate change.

She was quickly joined by other students around the world, as word of her
strike spread through the media, and the "Fridays for future" movement was

The 18-metre yacht features state-of-the-art solar panels on its deck and
sides, and two hydro-generators provide the vessel's electricity.

Her voyage has sparked controversy however after a spokesman for Herrmann,
the yacht's co-skipper, told Berlin newspaper TAZ that several people would
fly into New York to help take the yacht back to Europe.

Hermann himself will also return by plane, according to the spokesman.

Team Malizia's manager insisted however that the young activist's
journey uld be climate neutral, as the flights would "be offset".

Thunberg has said that she does not yet know how she will return to Europe.

© 2019 AFP
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