Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg prepares to sail to the US

Reuters PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM Aug 14, 2019, 11:30 AM(IST)

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York on Wednesday, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht with no shower or toilet to join protests in the United States and take part in a United Nations summit. To avoid travelling by air, Thunberg is making her trans-Atlantic trip onboard the 60-ft yacht, the Malizia II, fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity on board, with the aim of making the journey zero-carbon.

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