Greta Thunberg Is Doing More Harm Than Good With Her “Zero Carbon” Yacht
The girl who has taken the world by storm, climate change activist Greta Thunberg is doing her traveling by boat rather than a plane in order to reduce carbon emissions which she claims is destroying our environment.
But her efforts may be doing more damage to the environment than if she would have just taken a flight to her destination.
According to this original site, you have to consider all the manpower needed to man the boat. For this, they flew two crews out by plane and you know that they’re going to need to fly back home as well. So altogether that’s 4 flights.
Then you have to really think about how they’re getting to their desired location by boat sailing against the wind.
Here is what ABC Society said about Greta’s catamaran (translated from Spanish)
Anyone who knows some navigation knows that catamarans cannot sail against the wind and only do so if they are fed by carrying winds, that is, fin or stern . To cross the Atlantic at this time of year the prevailing winds are from the east, that is to say that the catamaran would be found in the bow. To save them, he should have headed north on a board that would put him far north of the British Isles so he could turn starboard (right) and head towards the coast of Galicia. November and December, as it has been shown, are two months of great swells in the North Atlantic, which together with the gulf currents is a great effort for fishing and oil tankers that are going to motor…
…This navigation on this type of boat does not last three weeks, that surely does not. For the course that has marked the catamaran’s logbook this navigation was not done, but the north was avoided by the storms and the arrival in Galicia was rejected by changing it to Lisbon. This means that the Australian catamaran Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu is either extraterrestrial or has been sailing with its two engines.
Volvo consuming more or less four liters of diesel per hour each of the engines, which with the bad conditions with which they say they found consumption may have been, more or less twice, that is about 16 liters of diesel time . How much have they spent? Check out. How much have they contaminated? Much more than if I had flown from New York to Madrid in a commercial plane.