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After sailing across the Atlantic, Greta Thunberg arrives in New York

2019-08-29T05:08:03.770Z

Greta Thunberg arrived in Manhattan, United States, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, after a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that lasted more than two weeks. Swedish activist, 16, to attend climate conference at Nations



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Greta Thunberg was greeted by a small crowd on her arrival in New York on August 28, 2019 in New York. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly

Greta Thunberg arrived in Manhattan, United States, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, after a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that lasted more than two weeks. The 16-year-old Swedish activist is scheduled to attend a United Nations climate conference in September. She has already planned many actions for the climate on American soil.

With our correspondent in New York, Loubna Anaki

" Welcome Greta To New York ". A song in his honor and welcome signs.

There were more than a hundred to greet Greta Thunberg at the New York Marina. In the crowd: many teenagers who see her as a source of inspiration.

" She's a pioneer. I think we need people like her to set the tone and show how to fix this problem. "

In a year, a symbol of the fight against climate change, the 16-year-old Swede has become known for her strikes and passionate speeches.

On Wednesday, on the descent of the boat, Greta Thunberg appeared a little tired but smiling, after 15 days crossing the Atlantic.

Invited to the UN climate summit, she refused to fly and traveled on a sailboat to draw attention once again to the consequences of human activity on the climate.

Welcome to New York, @gretathunberg!

The determination and perseverance shown during your journey should take part in the next month #ClimateAction Summit.

We must deliver on the demands of the world and address the global climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/dGUZr9fFQM

António Guterres (@antonioguterres) August 28, 2019

" It's crazy that a 16-year-old girl has to cross the Atlantic to be heard. The climate crisis is the worst crisis that humanity has known, and if we do not mobilize, it will be too late. "

Greta Thunberg has already indicated that she will participate in many climate events during her stay in New York, starting this Friday in front of the UN headquarters.

► See also: Greta Thunberg, a child propelled on the environmental front

Source: rfi

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