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Two Aussies Offer To Help Greta Thunberg Get To Madrid Climate Change Convention

Two Aussies Offer To Help Greta Thunberg Get To Madrid Climate Change Convention

Greta Thunberg has been facing a pretty awkward situation.

After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to get to the United States for her now legendary speech at the UN Climate Conference, she was tasked with getting back to mainland Europe in a very short time.

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The Swedish climate activist insists on travelling by means other than planes because of the emissions, however she needed to be back in Spain for another climate conference.

Thankfully for the 16-year-old help has arrived.

Two Australians and an English woman have offered to sail Greta from Virginia to Europe so she can attend COP25 in Madrid.

"So happy to say I'll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid," Greta wrote on Twitter.

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"I've been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48ft catamaran La Vagabonde. Australians Riley Whitelum, Elayna Carausu and Nikki Henderson from England will take me across the Atlantic."

"We sail for Europe tomorrow morning!"

The two Aussies hosting her on their catamaran have been sailing around the world and producing a YouTube series about what life is like on the high seas.

In a statement, the couple said: "[We] have seen the beauty of this planet first hand and think that it is something we should all strive to protect. It is something I have considered even more since having a child."

That will wrap up the activist's tour of North America where she has held numerous rallies and speeches.

Greta has met up with celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger for chilled catch ups and bike rides.

But as the iconic activist bids farewell to the continent, she left a daring message to people.

"My message to the Americans is the same as to everyone - that is to unite behind the science and to act on the science," Thunberg told the Guardian on Tuesday.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"We must realise this is a crisis, and we must do what we can now to spread awareness about this and to put pressure on the people in power. And especially, the US has an election coming up soon, and it's very important that for everyone who can vote, vote.

"Even if the politics needed doesn't exist today, we still need to use our voices to make sure that the people in power are focused on the right things. Because this is a democracy, and in a democracy, people are the ones who run the country.

"I know it doesn't seem that way, but if enough people were to decide they have had enough, then that could change everything. So don't underestimate that power."

Greta's journey back across the Atlantic is expected to take three weeks if weather remains good.

Featured Image Credit: Greta Thunberg/Twitter

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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