Published on Aug 14, 2019
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is preparing to set sail for the UN climate conference in New York. To avoid traveling by air, the 16-year-old is making the trip in a carbon-neutral racing yacht. She will be leaving from the English port city of Southampton on what could be a rough journey. The vessel is fitted with solar panels and the electricity on board is produced by underwater turbines. This means Thunberg is likely to achieve her goal of making the long journey across the Atlantic with zero carbon emissions.