Greta Thunberg Sails Into Lisbon En Route To COP25
Umer Jamshaid 6 days ago Tue 03rd December 2019 | 11:26 PM
Swedish teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg sailed into Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran with her sights set on the UN climate change summit in Madrid
Dozens of environmentalist activists greeted the 16-year-old in the early afternoon after waiting several hours for her to arrive at a marina in Portugal's capital.
"We're going to COP25 in Madrid and we'll continue to fight there to make sure that... the voices of the people are being heard and voices of the future generations are being heard," Thunberg said.
Thunberg, British navigator Nikki Henderson and the Australian family who own the vessel set sail back to Europe on the 14-metre (45-foot) La Vagabonde catamaran on November 13 from Hampton, Virginia, on a voyage of more than 5,500 kilometres (3,400 miles).
She will join a climate march there on Friday.
"Many people say that nothing will come out of the COP25... But that (should) never be the reason to not try to do everything you can to make sure this outcome is different," she said.
"People are underestimating the force of angry kids. We are angry and frustrated, but for good reason," she added.
After using her appearance in New York to denounce governments for failing to act with sufficient urgency on the environment, Thunberg attended weekly green protests in several US cities before embarking on her long trip back to Europe.