Teenage Cli­mate Ac­tivist Greta Thun­berg

Fiji Sun - - Puzzles - The jour­ney

Teenage cli­mate ac­tivist Greta Thun­berg set sails on Wed­nes­day for New York, head­ing for a UN sum­mit on a zero-emis­sions yacht skip­pered by a mem­ber of Monaco’s rul­ing fam­ily.

The 16-year-old Swede, whose school strikes have in­spired chil­dren across the world to protest against global warm­ing, re­fuses to fly be­cause of the car­bon emis­sions caused by planes.

But she has been of­fered a lift on the rac­ing yacht, along with her fa­ther Svante and a film­maker to doc­u­ment the jour­ney, that will al­low her to at­tend the UN talks in Septem­ber with a clear con­science.

The 60-foot (18-me­tre) boat is skip­pered by Pierre Casir­aghi, vice pres­i­dent of the Monaco Yacht Club and a mem­ber of the prin­ci­pal­ity’s rul­ing fam­ily, and Ger­man round-the-world sailor Boris Her­rmann.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.