Greta Thunberg Will Sail Across the Ocean to Bring Her Climate Activism to the U.S.

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Greta Thunberg just announced that she is coming to the United States— and will be hopping on board a 60-foot racing boat called the Malizia II instead of taking a global warming emission-heavy airplane to get here.

Time is running out to act on climate change, and it is the younger generations who are leading the push to act immediately. Greta Thunberg is one of those people. The sixteen-year-old Swedish teenage climate activist was recently one of the fifteen accounts promoted by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their July Instagram following list. And, if you haven’t yet had the chance to hear Greta speak or look her up, now may be the time.

Greta has yet to say all of the events she will be attending, but she has announced that they will include the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. She will be making stops along the way to attend to other climate action events.

Scientists recently announced that the world has 18 months left to set a new course and avoid a global human crisis, instead of the decade that we thought we had.

In a bold and important statement regarding the urgent need for the world to unite immediately for change, Greta said, “The science is clear. We must start bending the emissions curve steeply downwards no later than 2020, if we still are to have a chance of staying below a 1,5 degrees of global temperature rise. We still have a window of time when things are in our own hands. But that window is closing fast. That is why I have decided to make this trip now. During the past year, millions of young people have raised their voice to make world leaders wake up to the climate and ecological crisis.”

 

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‪Good news!‬ ‪I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and other events along the way.‬ ‪I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to New York in mid August.‬ The science is clear. We must start bending the emissions curve steeply downwards no later than 2020, if we still are to have a chance of staying below a 1,5 degrees of global temperature rise. We still have a window of time when things are in our own hands. But that window is closing fast. That is why I have decided to make this trip now. During the past year, millions of young people have raised their voice to make world leaders wake up to the climate and ecological crisis. Over the next months, the events in New York and Santiago de Chile will show if they have listened. Together with many other young people across the Americas and the world, I will be there, even if the journey will be long and challenging. We will make our voices heard. It is our future on the line, and we must at least have a say in it. The science is clear and all we children are doing is communicating and acting on that united science. And our demand is for the world to unite behind the science. ‪#UniteBehindTheScience‬

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Read Greta’s full statement on her Instagram and help spread the word. We are all in this together. #UniteBehindTheScience