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US Thunberg, teen climate activist, leaves US aboard catamaran

16:25  13 november  2019
16:25  13 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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(AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family Thunberg ’s nearly three-month trip through North America included her impassioned speech before the United Nations.

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic aboard a 15-metre catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has left North America to begin her return trip across the Atlantic aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, youth climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee hearing on climate change, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Thunberg, 16, of Sweden, who accused international leaders of ignoring the dangers of global warming in a speech shared around the world is joining young fellow activists in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 1, for a protest aimed at getting California out of the oil-drilling business. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, youth climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee hearing on climate change, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Thunberg, 16, of Sweden, who accused international leaders of ignoring the dangers of global warming in a speech shared around the world is joining young fellow activists in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 1, for a protest aimed at getting California out of the oil-drilling business. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Thunberg tweeted that she set sail Wednesday morning from Hampton, Virginia, where she hitched a ride with an Australian family aboard a catamaran named La Vagabonde. They left shortly before 8 a.m.

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(AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar

(AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar

The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, counting on solar panels and hydro-generators for power.

The trip could take two to four weeks, and November is considered offseason for sailing across the Atlantic. She’s hoping to make it back to Europe in time to attend a United Nations climate meeting that was moved to Madrid in early December.

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a climate change march in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people are rallying to fight climate change because their age leaves them with the most to lose from damage to the planet. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) © Provided by The Associated Press Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a climate change march in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people are rallying to fight climate change because their age leaves them with the most to lose from damage to the planet. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Greta Thunberg is sailing to Madrid with a family of YouTubers .
They embarked on a four-week journey to reach the UN Climate Change Conference in DecemberSo happy to say I'll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid.

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