- set sail
- ヨット（後出 yacht も同意）
- hitch a ride on ～
- (be) outfitted with ～
- 炭素（後出 emissions は排出物）
- ぜいたくな（後出 fancy は豪華な）
Eco-activist Thunberg sets sail for NY to attend climate summit
PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their agendas.
The sailboat, Malizia II, caught the wind mid-afternoon on Aug. 14 and left from Plymouth on its two-week journey.
Thunberg, 16, is hitching a ride on the high-tech yacht to attend the U.N. climate summits next month in New York and in Santiago, Chile, in December. She has decided to take a year off from school to travel.
The 18-meter yacht is outfitted with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate electricity, allowing Thunberg to make a zero-carbon trans- Atlantic journey. She decided not to fly to New York because of the emissions caused by air travel.
"It's not very luxurious, it's not very fancy, but I don't need that. I need only a bed and just the basic things," Thunberg told The Associated Press.