Greta Thunberg seeks to rise across the Atlantic to face the weather
LOS ANGELES: teen climate activist had come halfway to Sweden to Chile by boat, train and electric car when the UN climate summit next month was unexpectedly discarded.
But as a new place was announced on Friday for the meeting called COP25, this time in Spain, the 16-year-old girl did not blink: she simply asked for a ride to cross the Atlantic.
How # COP25 has officially moved from Santiago to Madrid I will need help, Thunberg tweeted from Los Angeles. It turns out that I have traveled the world, the wrong way :) Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November ... If someone could help me find transportation, I would be very grateful, said the teenager, who refuses to fly because to the carbon emissions involved.
As # COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I'll need some help. It turns out I've traveled half ar… https://t.co/VgzUsivfK4 - Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) 1572622233000
Thunberg's highly publicized journey has so far involved crossing a zero-emission sailboat from the coast of England to New York, traveling overland through North America by train and in an electric car provided by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He was one of the approximately 25,000 delegates expected in Santiago for the United Nations Climate summit, until Chile withdrew as a host this week due to the deadly anti-government protests.
The United Nations announced Friday that COP 25 will finally take place in Madrid , on the original scheduled dates of December 2-13.
The Swedish teen activist Thunberg rose to prominence last year after she started spending her Fridays outside Sweden 's parliament, holding a sign reading "School strike for climate."
Students from around the world began to emulate their campaign, which led to organized school dropouts and the emergence of the Friday for the Future movement that points to government action.