Sixteen-year-old ecological activist Greta Thunberg cruised into New york city harbor on Wednesday early morning after a two-week, zero-emission journey on a 60- foot, carbon-neutral racing private yacht.

Thunberg’s arrival was postponed by half a day after the sailboat came across choppy seas near Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Early Wednesday early morning, she tweeted out an image of “the lights of Long Island and New York City City.”

A couple of hours later on, expert sailor Boris Herrmann tweeted that the Malizia II, which he skippered, had actually gotten here in New york city after 15 days at sea.

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The young activist-phenom will invest the next couple of months in the Americas, mainly to participate in the United Nations environment tops in New york city in September and in Santiago, Chile, in December.

The 16- year-old has actually ended up being a worldwide environment celeb

Thunberg has actually ended up being a worldwide celeb given that she performed her very first “environment strike” by avoiding school to object outside the Swedish parliament structure in August2018 The effort went viral, and now school child throughout Europe are signing up with so-called “Fridays for Future” strikes.

Thunberg and her team– that includes Herrmann, expert sailor Pierre Casiraghi, filmmaker Nathan Grossman, and Thunberg’s dad, Svante– will be welcomed by environment activists in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. And Thunberg, who’s taking a year off from school, will join her very first American environment strike on Friday outside the UN, arranged by New york city City’s chapter of Fridays for Future.

Thunberg is assisting motivate worldwide action versus environment modification, and she’s likewise an effective ambassador for a growing anti-air travel motion in Europe, called “Flygskam,” or “flight embarassment,” in her native Sweden. She quit flying in 2015 and intends to raise awareness of flying’s negative ecological effects.