Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will sail across the Atlantic on a zero-emissions yacht to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23.
The yacht will set sail from the United Kingdom in mid-August and will allow Thunberg to avoid the high levels of emissions from air travel.
Cutting emissions is one of the keys to reducing the threat of climate change. According to a recent report, Earth will be unable to sustain human civilizations by 2050 if swift and dramatic action isn’t taken.
Thunberg says the science behind climate change is clear and that her actions demand that people unite to stop its progression.
After the UN Climate Action Summit, Thunberg will go to Canada and Mexico before attending the UN COP25 climate conference in Santiago, Chile, in December.