G Reta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist and accidental musician arrived in New York on a solar-powered yacht.
This is exciting news for many climate activists as Thunberg made waves by traveling to the United States to attend the United Nations Climate Change Summit and driving a climate-neutral yacht across the Atlantic. At least, in contrast to other supposed climate activists they follow their environmentally friendly guidelines. Law?
Well, not exactly.
According to an Associated Press's report this maritime stunt actually requires flying people to the US just to return the boat. This makes Thunberg's journey alone virtually useless. The Sun explains:
According to reports in Germany, two people have to fly to America to bring the ship back to Europe.
Some news sources claimed that two more would fly to meet Greta. However, these reports still need to be confirmed. "
Hey, it's hard to be a climate activist. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who said that the couple would not have many children due to climate change came under attack despite their call in less than two weeks because they flew in four private jets for global reduction the CO2 emissions.
The thought process among so many high-profile climate activists seems to be: Reduce your CO2 emissions, you plebes! When does my private jet leave?
Thunberg supporters are unlikely to be affected by the actual carbon footprint of their transatlantic voyage. The Sun reports that a fan has announced on Twitter, "she is struggling with symbols".
Sure. While symbols look good, they do not reduce carbon emissions more than the hashtags advertised by self-congratulatory celebrities.