Take a look at the gorgious high-tech, not-found-in-nature big yacht Greta Thunberg will use to sail back to Europe. It’s 48 foot long and 66 feet high to the top of the sail. That’s twice as long as a Philly rowhome and as high as a seven story building. What a phony way to ‘save the earth’, eh? It weighs 11 tonnes, 22,000 pounds, as much as SIX Chevy Volt electric automobiles. It has TWO engines even though it’s technically a sailboat. Compare that to a seat on a jet that Thunberg could use to get back to Sweden in about six hours compared to the the 3,200 nautical mile journey, which should take between two and three weeks on the yacht. Most people cannot afford to take two to three weeks to get to Sweden but this off-putting kid can.
So far as saving the climate, the yacht hulls are constructed from highly toxic and very expensive epoxy chemicals and fibreglass, a really special material, hardly compatible with the idea of zero emmissions. Fiberglass is a hard to make synthetic material. It consists of a highly toxic thermocarbon plastic matrix that is most often made of a thermosetting carbon based plastic polymer such as epoxy, polyester resin, vinylester, or a thermoplastic. These chemicals go into the atmosphere during the dying or curing process.
This toxic carbon based matrix is reinforced with toxic and dangerous glass fibers. The primary material of the carbon-glass fibers is silica, a type of silicon oxide polymer that does not have a melting point and has long been used for its hardness properties. Silica is commonly in sand or quartz and is used with high-temperature ovens to create many types of glass, including window glass, drinking glasses, and optical fibers. the yacht owners should charge Thunberg at least for the food she’ll need and for their time. Two to three weeks is 336 to 504 hours, which is 56 to 84 times longer than flying. What a way to waste one’s time.