Greta Thunberg makes it to New York with MYC help
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived safely in New York on the morning of Wednesday, August 28, after battling heavy seas and a wave of hostile comments from a raft of climate change deniers. Monaco Yacht Club’s carbon-neutral Malizia II anchored off Coney Island to for customs and immigration formalities after a 15-day voyage across the Atlantic at about 20:45 Monaco time.
Thunberg wanted to travel to New York, where she will address the three-day United Nations climate action summit starting on September 21, without using air travel.
The yacht had carried Ms Thunberg, her father, and a documentary film maker as well as Pierre Casiraghi, a nephew of HSH Prince Albert, and Boris Hermann, the yacht’s captain and a professional racing sailor. The 16 year-old Swedish schoolgirl also plans to visit Canada and Mexico and on to Chile in December for the annual UN climate conference.
PHOTO: Greta Thunberg on board Malizia II in New York