Autistic environmentalist Greta Thunberg has appealed for help after traveling halfway around the world "the wrong way" because the United Nations moved its global climate meeting from Chile to Spain.
"As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I'll need some help," tweeted Thunberg, "Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November... If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful."
I’m so sorry I’ll not be able to visit South and Central America this time, I was so looking forward to this. But this is of course not about me, my experiences or where I wish to travel. We’re in a climate and ecological emergency.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 1, 2019
I send my support to the people in Chile.
Thunberg, who rejected a $51,000 Nordic Council environmental award last week because "The climate movement does not need any more awards," might hit up her parents - an opera singer and an actor, for travel funds.
Or, perhaps she can ask her new friend Leonardo DiCaprio for a ride on one of the private jets he uses to fly around the world to climate events?
There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture
Thunberg then appeared to acknowledge her truly first world problem, tweeting "This of course no problem. People are suffering all around the world, and I’m fine whatever I do and wherever I am."
This of course no problem. People are suffering all around the world, and I’m fine whatever I do and wherever I am.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 1, 2019
We're sure Greta will find her way to Madrid over the next four weeks, where she can guilt the UN into action with more stories of her ruined childhood.