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July 30, 2019

Swedish Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sets Sail to US in Racing Yacht


先日ご紹介したスウェーデンの気候変動活動家の16歳の少女、グレタちゃんが、国連の Climate Action Summit in New YorkとSantiagoで開催されるCOP25に参加するため、最も環境に優しい方法、しなわちレーシングヨットに乗って3週間かけて太平洋を渡ることになったと、ロシアの新聞SPUTNIKが伝えています。


彼女のTwitterのアカウントは、 @GretaThunberg なのでフォロー^してみてはいかがですか?

Flying across the Atlantic only takes about eight hours. Sailing, by contrast, takes about three weeks and has prompted the underage “climate prophet” to take a sabbatical from school.

Climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg has figured out how to get to the US in the most eco-friendly of ways; she has been offered a seat on a racing boat.

“Good news! I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and other events along the way. I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid- August”, the teenage activist, sometimes branded a doomsayer, tweeted.

The Malizia II's crew agreed to sail Thunberg to the US for free for the sake of the environment.

"Greta's mission is one we strongly support and believe in, Greta is an ambassador who delivers a fundamental message both for our society and for the survival of future generations, and we are honoured to be able to take her to America to continue her work", team Malizia wrote on Instagram, posting a picture of Greta's "school strike" that propelled her to international stardom.