Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s determination to boycott airplanes has inspired millions around the world, but unfortunately, it also makes it difficult for her to travel. To reach the US, she traveled from Sweden by yacht and has since used trains and an electric car. After speaking in the US, Thunberg had intended to continue on to Chile for the UN climate change conference, but the location was switched to Madrid after the unrest in Chile. So to reach Spain, she put out a call for assistance.
“Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November,” she said. “If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.”
Luckily, her calls have been answered. Vloggers Roley Whitlum and Elayna Carausu, and professional yachtswoman Nikki Henderson, have volunteered to transport Thunberg across the Atlantic on their 48-foot catamaran. The boat, which has solar panels and hydro-generators for power, leaves almost zero carbon footprint.
The vloggers post weekly videos of their travels around the world with their 11-month-old son and are YouTube’s most popular sailing vloggers with over one million subscribers.
Thunberg will depart immediately for Madrid and has until December 2 to reach the conference. As she always seems to do, it’s likely she’ll make it just in the nick of time.