Watch Greta Thunberg’s journey throughout the Atlantic on YouTube

Watch Greta Thunberg’s journey throughout the Atlantic on YouTube

By Shannon Connellan

It’s not every day you get to sail a world-famous, Nobel Prize-nominated, teen activist throughout the seas on your yacht.

That’s precisely what Australian couple Elayna Carausu and Riley Whitelum finished with their crew in December, cruising 3200 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Lisbon, Portugal with Greta Thunberg and her daddy. The mission? Get the Swedish activist to the yearly U.N. climate conference COP25 in Madrid.

And now, there’s a video of the trip.

Carausu and Whitelum have actually been sailing on their vessel, La Vagabonde, and YouTubing their adventures on the seas for 5 years, but this was an especially prominent project.

When very first invited to speak at the U.N. Climate Action Top in New York City in September, Thunberg famously dropped planes and instead sailed for 2 weeks throughout the Atlantic Ocean in a zero-emissions sailboat, the Malizia II, to demonstrably decrease her carbon footprint.

Then, welcomed to speak at COP25, Thunberg put out the call on Twitter for a lift back throughout the Atlantic when the place moved from Chile’s capital Santiago to Madrid due to civil discontent— and Whitelum and Carausu responded to the call with La Vagabonde.

More videos will be released on the pair’s YouTube page “throughout the following weeks” according to a tweet by Thunberg The first video information how the journey came together, lets you poke around the sleeping quarters and innards of the boat, participate in preparations and safety instructions, and find out how they even linked with Thunberg in the very first place.

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