Earlier this month, we told you how Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg’s sailing journey to the United States was billed as having no carbon emissions, despite being high on fecal emissions. Turns out, it gets even more problematic than that.
See, Thunberg arrived today in New York:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 28, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 28, 2019
I can guarantee you this trip was not zero-carbon. https://t.co/6m5iyehQmS
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 28, 2019
Not even close to zero-carbon, actually:
They're flying in a crew to sail the boat back. https://t.co/S9zbpxGCoA
— Ryan Gustafson (@Ryan13abc) August 28, 2019
More from ABC News:
A spokeswoman for Team Malizia said it’ll be necessary to fly the crew to the U.S. because the high-profile trip with the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner that left Plymouth on Wednesday was arranged at very short notice.
Holly Cova told The Associated Press by email Friday that “we only have one boat, so they cannot easily sail over to meet them.”
Cova said the team recognizes it’s “an imperfect solution” but believes offsetting the emissions by funding carbon-reducing projects elsewhere “is better than doing nothing.”
Yeah, those carbon offsets should just fix everything right up.
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, arrived in New York by boat because she wants to reduce her carbon footprint by not flying. Meanwhile… https://t.co/jRCjdXXPES
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) August 28, 2019
We couldn’t’ve scripted this any better.
So by sailing over here she actually made the climate worse off than if she hadn’t sailed at all?
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) August 28, 2019
Cannot make that $#!+ up.
— Jerry Bohl, Jr. (@jr_bohl) August 28, 2019
— Ryan Shaw (@AlbinoRhino13) August 28, 2019
THIS SUSTAINS ME https://t.co/4FBHrt5hB3
— Krystle Baker (@TarheelKrystle) August 28, 2019
It’s all such a scam pic.twitter.com/YgEQvLTrcE
— TCBnole (@TCBnole) August 28, 2019
Wait, is she staying?
I mean, she is going back, right?
— Matthew Dempster (@dempstermd) August 28, 2019
Wait… how is she getting back?
— Soylentblue (@soylentblue) August 28, 2019
Maybe she’ll walk. Just hope she can hold her poop in for the whole trip.