Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in NY after opting to sail across the Atlantic for two weeks to avoid using a plane's gas emissions.
Greta Thunberg has arrived in New York City at the end of her zero emission Atlantic crossing.
The Swedish teenager refused to fly to the event in protest at the environmental impact of air travel.
After a two-week journey across the Atlantic on a sailing boat - Malizia II, Thunberg was greeted by hundreds of fans and media personnel on her arrival in NY. Greta as a non-sailor before this trip kept up very well in all conditions and I would say she's quite an offshore sailor now.
Thunberg, the daughter of an actor and an opera singer, became a European celebrity previous year when she refused to go to school in the weeks before Sweden's general election to highlight the impact of climate change.
The young Stockholmer has been catapulted into stardom since starting her Fridays for Future school strike a year ago, with her simple and direct speeches at the UK Houses of Parliament and in Brussels causing a sensation. For her first action, she will be joining NY students climate-striking outside the U.N. Friday morning.
She has been at sea for two weeks, and tweeted "Land!"
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She is now taking a year off school to pursue her activism.
"I'm going to now focus on spreading awareness and people in general will start caring and start realising how big a crisis this is".
The Malizia racing yacht set sail on Aug 14 from Plymouth, England.
Her voyage sparked controversy after a spokesman for co-skipper Herrmann told Berlin newspaper TAZ that several people would fly into NY to help take the yacht back to Europe.
The teen - who has inspired peers to join a growing movement against climate change - braved the seas alongside her dad and a crew during their 15-day journey aboard a zero-carbon sailboat called Malizia II.
A picture of Ms Thunberg on board the boat with a single-use plastic bottle visible in the background was also criticised by eagle-eyed social media users. While she doesn't expect everyone to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a boat like she did, she said that she believes it's time for people to come together to fight climate change. Her itinerary will also take her to Canada, Mexico and finally Chile, where she plans to attend another conference on the climate emergency in December.