Just Another Kid Concerned About The Environment

Greta Thunberg seems to be for Swedish environmentalists what Alexandria “Tide Pod Evita” Ocasio Cortez is for American progressives; overconfident, undereducated, and very, very overpromoted.

I’ll give her this much, though; unlike the folks flying in private jets and ocean motor yachts to climate conferences, the girl – who has “led” a number of climate-related school strikes in Sweden – is putting her travel plans where her mouth is. More or less.

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile as part of a sabbatical year the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will spend in the US.“Good news! I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago … I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August,” Greta tweeted. The journey will take two weeks.

So at least she’s sailing, rather than taking some plutoprog’s Gulfstream.

Although it’s not exactly the kind of boat my great-grandparents sailed from Norway and Sweden on. It’s the kind of rustic adventure Robin Leach in his heyday might have said was “a bit much”.

So – travel is apparently either for those who are wealthy enough to qualify as exceptions to global warming, or only for people who can take a month out of their lives to cross the ocean on a yacht that costs millions to build and tens of thousands a week to charter.

Sounds about right.

6 thoughts on “Just Another Kid Concerned About The Environment

  1. Greta is a very special girl. According to her mother, “She can see carbon dioxide with the naked eye.”

    Too bad she cannot see Bullsh*t.

  2. Just to nitpick a bit, the link takes us to the Malizia luxury yacht but Greta is sailing on Malizia II, a bonafide racing yacht, and it looks like the kind of ride that could be unsettling to the stomach. Hope she’s got a supply of scopolamine patches for motion sickness.

  3. Honestly, on my list of “Crap to worry about this year”, Greta isn’t among the first 10 pages.

  4. I’m assuming she has already been approved to come into the U.S. to rabble rouse.

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