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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.