‘I told you’: Twitter users irate as ghoulish Greta Thunberg meme used to troll flooded Venice
After hitching a ride from Europe to New York aboard a €4 million racing yacht in August, Thunberg embarked on a whirlwind tour of climate change summits and street-level protests. However, when the UN’s COP25 climate summit in Chile was moved to Spain due to political unrest, the Swedish activist was left marooned in the US.
Avoiding combustion-powered planes and boats, Thunberg’s options were limited. However, she announced on Tuesday that she had been offered a seat on board the ‘La Vagabonde,’ an ultra-sleek catamaran owned by a couple of Australian YouTubers who make a living sailing around the world chasing the sun.
For those of us who can live with the guilt of taking the most time-efficient method of transport ever devised, Thunberg’s struggles are not relatable. For those who can’t, the answer is simple. Befriend a pair of famous yachting influencers (or stump up nearly a million dollars for a yacht of your own), take three weeks off work to make a journey that a plane can do in six hours, and enjoy the satisfaction of practicing the environmentalism you preach.