Greta Thunberg Finds a Ride Back to Europe, but There's a Small Problem

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, joins a coalition of youth climate leaders and environmental groups during a climate strike outside the United Nations, Friday Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)



Greta Thunberg has finally figured out a way to get back to Europe.

She came to the U.S. to go to various conferences and push climate change. But she didn’t want to fly, so she came over on a sailboat. But the folks who sailed her over then flew back and other people had to be flown in to sail the boat back. Which of course meant that ultimately there were a whole lot more carbon emissions than if she’d just jumped on a regularly scheduled flight that would have run anyway.

Then, one of the conferences changed its location from Santiago, Chile, to Spain and she had to figure out a way to get back.

But now she’s figured out a way to get back and left the U.S. on another sailboat.

From Daily Wire:

“So happy to say I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid,” Greta wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48ft catamaran La Vagabonde. Australians @Sailing_LaVaga,
Elayna Carausu & @_NikkiHenderson from England will take me across the Atlantic. We sail for Europe tomorrow morning!” she wrote Tuesday.


Except there were a few problems.

The luxury catamaran was of course made of petroleum products.

Greta’s father Svante Thunberg and British yachtswoman Nikki Henderson joined the La Vagabonde crew, raising questions about whether they flew across the pond only to sail back.

In addition to solar and hydro power, the craft is equipped with two diesel 30hp engines, according to Multihull Central, a boat-reviewing site, as noted by climate skeptic Tom Nelson.

Whoops, isn’t diesel forbidden?

Wouldn’t it just have been made more sense and fewer carbon emissions to fly?


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