Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg set off for Spain from Virginia aboard a catamaran Wednesday, following an 11-week tour of North America to seek actions on the changing climate that held an impassioned speech at a conference of the U.N.
The 16-year-old, who rejects air travel due to the high levels of greenhouse fuel emissions involved, hitched an experience aboard the 48-foot vessel belonging to an Australian couple that sailed from the port of Hampton. She hoped to reach Madrid in time for the next U.N.-backed round of climate discussions in December.
“So happy to say I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid,” Thunberg stated in a post on Twitter Tuesday, using an abbreviation for the U.N.’s December conference.
Inspired by Thunberg’s solitary weekly rally outside the Swedish parliament over a year in the past, hundreds of thousands of young folks all over the world have since regarded her call to demand that governments take emergency action to combat international warming.
In late August, Thunberg arrived in New York in a zero-carbon emissions vessel after a 14-day journey from England to give a speech at the U.N. climate summit two months ago.
Since then, she has traveled throughout North America, with stops in Canada’s Alberta and Iowa in the U.S., where she joined climate protesters.
On Tuesday, an artist revealed a representation of Thunberg in San Francisco to remind residents of the dangers posed by the climate crisis.