Published on Aug 14, 2019
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is due to set sail from Plymouth to attend UN summits in New York and Chile on tackling global warming.
The 16-year-old is making the trip across the Atlantic on a high-tech racing yacht, the Malizia II, so she can attend high-profile climate events without using planes or cruise ships which emit greenhouse gas emissions.
The Swedish teenager, whose “school strikes” have inspired a global protest movement by young people demanding urgent action on climate change, has previously addressed the annual UN climate conference in Poland.
Julia Hartley-Brewer held a debate on Greta Thunberg’s zero carbon journey with environmental campaigner Dr. Keith Baker and Spiked Online editor Brendan O’Neill