The Swede skips school
Obviously, it is much easier for many people to publicly scorn a 16-year-old girl at every opportunity than to seriously address the fight against global warming. This resulted in an evaluation of several thousand social media postings in recent months. Climate change, as an existential threat to humanity, is an issue that requires understanding the complexities of ecological and economic cycles and their interactions. “ It also requires that each individual must question his behavior and change it if necessary. No wonder then that many people choose the more comfortable way to face this challenge and prefer a 16-year-old Swedish girl, whose appearance or travel habits echauffieren. No wonder then that many people choose the more comfortable way to face this challenge and prefer a 16-year-old Swedish girl, whose appearance or travel habits echauffieren.
The Malizia II is a high-tech racing yacht of the type Imoca 60. It is 18.28 meters, so 60 feet long and 5.50 meters wide. It has a draft of 4.50 meters and was built from extremely light carbon fiber as an ocean sailer. Normally, this will be used to circumnavigate the world.
Why did she choose this ship?
Thunberg does not fly in principle, because flying is extremely harmful to the climate. To cross the Atlantic, only one voyage came into question. After weighing up various options, including the idea of riding on a research vessel or freighter, the choice finally arose. According to Boris Herrmann, the decisive factor could have been that the „Malizia“ drives emission-free. The energy required on board is produced by solar collectors and hydro generators, which convert the water resistance into electricity. In addition, the 38-year-old Herrmann is committed to ecological principles. An onboard instrument records the ocean’s CO2 concentration, temperature and salinity and sends the results to Geomar and the Max Planck Society.