Thursday, September 19, 2019

Not zero emissions: Two men will fly to New York to return Swedish climate activist's boat to Europe

Plenty of people have fallen ffor the fable about Greta Thunberg's "zero emissions" sailing trip from Europe to the United States.

It turns out that zero emissions isn't really zero emissions.

From the Daily Mail last month:
Greta Thunberg's trans-Atlantic voyage on a 'zero-carbon yacht' has been rocked by revelations that crew will fly to New York in a gas-guzzling plane to bring the boat back to Europe.

It is claimed that this would generate more emissions than the yacht saves and threatens to leave the 16-year-old's plans to chart an environmentally friendly route to the United States in tatters.
I haven't figured out how the teen Swedish activist plans to make her way back to Europe. Maybe she hasn't either.

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