Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist, Arrives in NY With Message for Trump

"The Swedish 16-year-old sailed across the Atlantic on an emissions-free yacht to speak at the U.N. Climate Action Summit next month."

"Her protests on Fridays demanding action on climate change have inspired children to demonstrate in some 100 cities. Her admonitions to grown-ups to “tell it like it is” have won her an invitation to speak at the United Nations — and detractors who have called her naïve.

Now, after sailing across the Atlantic on an emissions-free yacht, Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has disembarked in Lower Manhattan ahead of her speech next month at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

After a 15-day sail that was obsessively tracked by European news media, cheered by fellow climate activists, mocked by critics and rocked by rough waves off Nova Scotia, Greta and the boat’s crew went through customs on Wednesday morning while anchored off Coney Island, Brooklyn."

Anne Barnard reports for the New York Times August 28, 2019.


"A Teen Activist Refused To Take A Gas-Guzzling Plane To A U.N. Summit. She Just Arrived By Boat To Cheers." (Washington Post)

"Swedish Teen Climate Activist Arrives In New York By Boat For U.N. Summit" (Reuters)

"'Let's Do It Now': Greta Thunberg Crosses Atlantic And Calls For Urgent Climate Action" (Guardian)

Source: NY Times, 08/29/2019