Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is not alone in asking the world for help so she can join 25,000 other delegates at the rescheduled United Nations COP25 climate conference in Spain.
Young Belgian climate proponents Adelaide Charlier and Anuna De Wever (pictured) had boarded a sailing boat for South America in October to sail to Chile to participate in COP25 when it was set down for South America.
Now they are stranded and desperate to head back to Europe for the COP25 meeting rescheduled for Madrid next month in the biggest and fastest boat that can be made available to them free of charge.
The Brussells Times reports 30 European teenage “followers” of Thunberg had all set off to sea on 2 October in Amsterdam in direction of Brazil aboard a three-masted yacht.
Once in Brazil, they were to reach Chile by land. The group still hopes that some of them will be able to join Madrid but they are actively searching for a faster boat that could take them from the Brazilian coast to Spain by 12 November.
“We would be very happy if at least some of us could be in Madrid to testify of our vision for the COP,” the young activists said in a statement as reported by the Times.
“Our large ship would not succeed from Belem, Brazil, but perhaps a faster boat could make it.” The young people say they are open for any advice.
As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help.
It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way:)
Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November… If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 1, 2019
As Breitbart News reported, Greta Thunberg is caught in the same crisis and looking to the world for suggestions as to how she can re-cross the Atlantic.
The 16-year-old made it from Sweden to California by yacht, train and electric car before Chile’s government announced it was canning the summit because of political unrest in the South American nation.
Thunberg is pleading for public help to make the 6000-mile trip through carbon-free modes of transportation.
“As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help,” Ms Thunberg tweeted from Los Angeles.
“It turns out I’ve travelled half around the world, the wrong way. Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November … If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.”
Help might be at hand however via the Spanish government:
Dear Greta, it would be great to have you here in #Madrid. You've made a long journey and help all of us to raise concern, open minds and enhance action. We would love to help you to cross the Atlantic back. Willing to get in contact to make it posible. https://t.co/hwuY1NtWSR
— Teresa Ribera /🌹 (@Teresaribera) November 1, 2019
Spain’s Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera, made the offer however she did not clarify exactly what it would involve.
There has also been response as to whether Spanish taxpayers agree with their government’s decision to fund Thunberg’s race back across the Atlantic in a carbon-free mode of transportation she approves of.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) is due to take place in Madrid from 2 to 13 December.
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