Remember how climate change activist Greta Thunberg sailed to this country because she didn’t want to fly and add to the carbon emissions with airplane travel?
Now, of course, what got left out of many stories was that some of the people who sailed her over here then flew back and other people had to fly from Europe to pick up the boat and sail it back to Europe. How much more carbon emissions was that than just flying here by herself?
But did you wonder how Greta was going to get home?
She was staying there for awhile to go to various climate conferences.
And she was part of the way to Chile to attend the COP 25 conference when she had a small hilarious problem.
The conference got moved to Spain.
So after all that, the conference is back in Europe where she started.
So now that her ship has already sailed, she has no way of getting back. And she’s casting about, hoping that someone will offer her a ride back to Europe.
As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help.
It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way:)
Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November… If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 1, 2019
This is a little puzzling because how was she planning on getting back anyway once the boat that got her here left?
Maybe she can repeat how she got here and have some folks fly over here to pick up a boat and sail her back, but that would require a duplication of the original offer she got to get here.
And any yacht if it comes explicitly to get her is going to be more carbon emissions than her just taking a flight back that’s scheduled anyway.
But shh, that’s bad, so we can’t suggest that.