#AceNewsReport – Dec.03: A British yacht skipper’s flight to the US to help Greta Thunberg sail to Portugal has produced the same amount of carbon emissions the voyage hoped to save: Nikki Henderson, 26, flew to the US from Britain to sail 48-foot catamaran the La Vagabonde:
The Guardian, [Dec 3, 2019 at 13:51]
Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon after three-week voyage from US
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The vessel was carrying Miss Thunberg and her father Svante 3,000 miles to Portugal where she will go onto attend the COP 25 climate change talks in Madrid.
Nikki Henderson’s (second left) flight to the US to help Greta Thunberg (centre) sail to Portugal has produced the same amount of carbon emissions the voyage hoped to save. Miss Thunberg can be seen with Australian couple Riley Whitelum (left) and Elayna Carausu (right), and Ms Henderson (second left) on board La Vagabonde
Ms Henderson was a skipper in three ARC Trans Atlantic races. In two of them, she was the youngest competitor Pictured on the eve of her departure to Portugal
The journey was meant to save approximately two or three tons of carbon dioxide emissions: But Ms Henderson’s flight from Britain to the US likely produced the same amount of emissions the journey hoped to save, countering Ms Thunberg’s mission, The Times reports: Ms Henderson was a skipper in three ARC Trans Atlantic races. In two of them, she was the youngest competitor: She also skippered the Caribbean 600 and has raced in three Caribbean seasons: Ms Henderson tweeted: ‘I decided to help @Sailing_LaVaga and support Greta because she is changing the world – simply by standing up for what she believes is right and staying true to her values.
The vessel is carrying Miss Thunberg (centre) and her father Svante 3,000 miles to Portugal where she will go onto attend the COP 25 climate change talks in Madrid. The journey was meant to save approximately two or three tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Miss Thunberg with Australian couple Riley Whitelum (right) and Elayna Carausu (left), and English skipper Nikki Henderson (second right) on board La Vagabonde
The ship belonging to Australian YouTubers Mr Whitelum and Ms Carausu, left from Hampton, Virginia
The Australian couple offered to sail Miss Thunberg to Spain after she had issued a plea on social media for help getting back across the Atlantic Ocean, after the summit was moved at the last minute from Santiago in Chile to Madrid due to the protests in the South American country: They have a YouTube channel boasting more than 1.1million subscribers called Sailing La Vagabonde, which documents their travels onboard the boat; ‘Through our videos we hope to inspire others to explore alternative options of living and to spread ocean awareness,’ the couple said in their channel description; In August, Miss Thunberg used a zero-emissions sailboat to sail across the Atlantic ocean from Plymouth in the UK to reach the United States in a 60 ft racing yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines.
#AceNewsDesk reports …………Published: Dec.03: 2019:
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