Swedish teen activist docks in NYC during her carbon- free Atlantic journey


BOSTON – OCTOBER 10: Sailboats are seen on the Charles River with the boston skyline line in the backround October 10, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Hancock Tower is on the far Lefthand side. (Photo by William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg and her sailing team arrived in New York Wednesday afternoon after making a zero-carbon journey across the Atlantic.

They’re in New York to attend a united nations summit and bring awareness to climate change issues.

The 16-year-old eco-activist arrived on the east coast two weeks after she set sail from the english coastline.

She has spent 14 days on the Malizia ii, a 60-foot yacht outfitted with solar panels and underwater turbines used to generate electricity which enabled Thunberg to make a zero-carbon, transatlantic journey.

She is expected to attend a daylong youth climate summit attended by between 600 to 700 people aged 18-28 from around the world.

It will be part of a three day u.n. climate summit where “the most transformative initiatives that can be replicated will be presented along with concrete proposals from u.n. member nations”, according to a u.n. representative.

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