Category: Campaigning & Change

The Malizia II sailboat on which Greta Thunberg plans to sail from Britain to the United States. HANDOUT/Team Malizia/Andreas Lindlahr

Climate champion Greta Thunberg to set sail for Americas on zero-carbon trip

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg is taking a year off school to pursue her campaign to curb global warming in the Americas, which she will reach by sailboat on a transatlantic voyage. She will travel from Britain to the United States on a racing boat fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity onboard, making the journey zero-carbon.

Environmentalists and local Londoners join together at Willesden Magistrates' Court to show support for the Heathrow13 who had been protesting against plans for a third runway (London, UK 24th Feb 2016). Picture by Dinendra Haria/Shutterstock

In courtrooms, climate change is no longer up for debate

In September 2017, San Francisco experienced its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching a searing 106 degrees. Weeks later, the city joined Oakland to announce it would sue five major fossil fuel firms — BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips — for the costs of building sea walls and other infrastructure to protect residents from global warming.