Greta Thunberg left stranded as climate summit moves to Spain from Chile, asks for help to cross the Atlantic
The teenage climate change activist took to Twitter saying she has traveled halfway round the world 'the wrong way', seeking help to get to Spain.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is asking for help to get across the Atlantic ocean after the COP25 Climate Summit was shifted from Chile to Madrid.
Earlier this year, Thunberg traveled from Britain to New York and opted to travel in a sailing boat rather than take a flight, given huge carbon emissions. Her effort and trip were every bit worth it at the UN Climate summit where she had implored world leaders to take action against climate change.
The 2019 UN Climate Change Conference was all set to happen in Santiago in Chile but the country decided to abandon the plans after anti-government protests began taking place. Around 25,000 delegates had been due to travel to Chile for the event, but on Friday, the UN revealed that the conference would be held in Spain.
Post the announcement, Thunberg took to Twitter to ask her followers for some help in getting across the Atlantic. "As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help. It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way:) Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November... If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful", she wrote.
Spain's ecological transition minister responded to Thunberg's request and said, "Dear Greta, it would be great to have you here in #Madrid. You've made a long journey and help all of us to raise concern, open minds and enhance action. We would love to help you to cross the Atlantic back. Willing to get in contact to make it possible."
Recently, Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio who is also an environmentalist called Thunberg a "leader of our time" after meeting her in Los Angeles. Thunberg had spoken at a rally to pressure California lawmakers to pass stricter environmental policies.