Greta Thunberg’s trans-Atlantic trip in a “zero-carbon yacht” has gotten climate change activists quite excited. The 16-year-old’s videos from her trip often go viral on social media as she makes her way to the United Nations to address global warming.
However, like most global warming stunts, the trip has been exposed recently to be a bit hypocritical.
The supposedly eco-friendly voyage will reportedly require two crew members to hop on a fuel-guzzling plane to jet off to New York to bring Thunberg’s boat back to Europe. Some are even claiming that the fossil fuels that will be used will completely offset whatever was saved by Thunberg’s trip on her “zero-carbon yacht.”
On top of the crew members flying to New York, it is expected that skipper Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia founder Pierre Casiraghi will also be hopping on environmentally-unfriendly planes to get back to Europe once their publicity stunt is done.
“We added the trip to New York City at very short notice, and as a result two people will need to fly over to the U.S. in order to bring the boat back,” a Team Malizia spokeswoman told The Times. “The world has not yet found a way to make it possible to cross an ocean without a carbon footprint.”
That last line feels like the spokeswoman basically shrugging off the fact that this trip is utterly meaningless.
Swedish eco-campaigner Thunberg left Plymouth on the Malizia II, a 60-foot yacht, and landed in New York City after a two week trip to the United Nations headquarters. She is showing up to take part in a climate change conference on September 23.
Day 12. We are getting closer to the North American mainland. Rough conditions, but downwind sailing. pic.twitter.com/n9huwHUSGI
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 25, 2019
Day 13. Rough seas south of Nova Scotia. But conditions closer to New York will be slower than predicted and weather update suggests Wednesday arrival – an updated ETA will come as we near the coast. pic.twitter.com/IY6L9InSnp
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 26, 2019
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said he expects world leaders to present ideas to lower greenhouse gas emissions at the upcoming summit.
The Malizia II is powered by polar panels and underwater turbines.
If you hadn’t already guessed, Thunberg is no fan of President Donald Trump. The 16-year-old traveled all the way to the United States just to talk some smack about our leader and our country.
“Everyone always asks me about Donald Trump,” Thunberg said to a gathered crowd in New York City. “But my message for him is always just: listen to the science, and he obviously doesn’t do that.”
She went on to say that since no one has been able to “convince” Trump of global warming issues then she won’t even try. She says her mission will instead be to “spread awareness.”
Climate change activists are facing the same issue and they all seem to be incapable of addressing it: hypocrisy. Who is going to listen to your stories about a “zero-carbon yacht” when you’re just turning around and leaving a carbon footprint on airplanes like everyone else when the cameras are off?
Or how about the Obamas? They pushed climate change alarmism for years while in office. They aligned themselves with extremists who pushed ridiculousness like coastal cities being swallowed in just a few years thanks to climate change. Their response? They just bought a $15 million mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.
Until climate change activists start practicing what they preach, no common sense person is going to listen to their arguments.
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