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Greta Thunberg sets sail for America on board zero-emission race boat Malizia II

by Greta Thunberg Media 14 Aug 2019 17:10 BST
Malizia IMOCA racing sailboat © Andreas Lindlahr / Team Malizia

"The window to keep the global temperature rise to below 1.5 or 2 degrees C is closing very fast. That's why I'm making this trip" - Greta Thunberg

Malizia II, outfitted with solar panels and underwater turbines for electricity, will measure ocean CO2 levels along the way.

Greta Thunberg set sail for America from Plymouth, UK, this afternoon at 3pm BST. She will make the two-week crossing on board zero-emission race boat Malizia II, captained by Boris Herrmann and team founder Pierre Casiraghi.

You will be able to follow the journey via a live tracker online at both borisherrmannracing.com and team-malizia.com. There is limited access to internet data, but Greta and Boris will be able to communicate and share content via their social media channels at regular intervals. The trip can also be followed via Greta Thunberg, Boris Herrmann, and Team Malizia's social media accounts.

There is limited access to internet data, but Greta and Boris will be able to communicate and share content via their social media channels at regular intervals. The trip can also be followed via Greta Thunberg, Boris Herrmann, and Team Malizia's social media accounts.

"This voyage symbolises two things: that it's not easy to replace fossil fuels, and that overcoming this challenge can be a great adventure. It also offers the opportunity to bring us closer to nature, each other and ourselves. This 3,500 nautical mile crossing of the North Atlantic will be difficult but I have no doubt that Greta, with her remarkable courage, will embrace this journey," says Boris Herrmann.

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