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‘I feel a bit seasick and it’s not going to be comfortable but that I can live with,’ says the 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg as she prepares to sail across the North Atlantic to attend a climate conference in New York. She will be travelling in a racing yacht with no shower, toilet or privacy to take part in a United Nations summit. ‘If it’s really hard then I just have to think it’s only for two weeks and then I can go back to as usual.’ Thunberg is making her transatlantic trip on board the 60-foot yacht Malizia II to avoid travelling by air. The yacht is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce electricity onboard, with the aim of making the journey zero-carbon. The boat’s skipper, Boris Herrmann, told Reuters the teenage activist, who has become a figurehead for young environmental protesters, faced a challenging voyage on board the yacht, which is designed for speed rather than luxury

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