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Climate activism superstar Greta Thunberg arrives in New York City after 15-day yacht trip from England

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Published on August 28, 2019 - Duration: 01:33s

Climate activism superstar Greta Thunberg arrives in New York City after 15-day yacht trip from England

Young climate activism superstar Greta Thunberg has made it to New York City Wednesday (August 28) after her 15-day voyage by yacht from Plymouth, England.

After disembarking to a cheering crowd in lower Manhattan, Thunberg opened a press conference saying, β€œWell all of this is overwhelming.” β€œThe trip was surprisingly good.

I did not feel sea sick once,” Thunberg said, according to media.

Thunberg made the trip across the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit taking place in September β€” and she did it without leaving a carbon footprint.

She traveled aboard the Malizia II, which has its own solar panels and hydro-generators to power the yacht.

β€œThis Friday I’m going to join the strike outside the UN, and then more events of course, and meeting people," she said according to reports.

Thunberg self-identifies as having Asperger’s syndrome, a neurological difference on the autism spectrum, Greta was thrust into the role of a global leader after years of struggling with crippling depression.

One of her first victories was persuading her mother, a well-known opera singer in Sweden, to stop flying.

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