Greta Responds To Rumours That She Won’t Visit Victoria Because Of Fossil Fuels

She will be in Vancouver this Friday.
Greta Responds To Rumours That She Won’t Visit Victoria Because Of Fossil Fuels

Climate strikes have been taking place all over Canada for quite some time now. As they continue, they have gained more and more attention with the hopes of encouraging politicians to act on the climate crisis. Recently, Greta Thunberg was asked to attend several strikes around the nation. Greta Thunberg's Vancouver visit announcement was accompanied by an invitation to attend the provincial legislature in Victoria. 

Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has been travelling Canada to speak at these rallies. She has even had a meeting with Justin Trudeau. Most recently, Thunberg was in Edmonton where she spoke at an oil and gas strike. 

According to the latest news, Thunberg was asked to join the B.C. legislature in Victoria. She was reportedly invited by the Green Party leader, Andrew Weaver. However, it was later reported that Thunberg may not be able to travel to Victoria, which is on Vancouver Island, because of the environmental impact of travel from the mainland. 

In an emailed statement from the City of Victoria, it was reported that  "there are people in the community offering to row her over" to the island, including Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek.

On Tuesday evening, Thunberg responded to the offer with her plans via Twitter. According to her tweet, she was completely unaware of the invitation to Victoria. 

“I have definitely not declined it because of ‘emissions’ from the public transport ferry. Just so you know:).” she wrote.

She further goes on to state that she will visit as many places as she can, however, there is not enough time to go everywhere. 

In order to get her to Victoria, a B.C. gold medalist, Adam Kreek, offered to row Thunberg to the capital city. This would be no challenge for Kreek as he rowed completely unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean in 2013. 

While she may not be attending the legislature, Thunberg will be in Vancouver this Friday, October 25. The rally will be taking place at 11 a.m. at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

Everywhere you look there is a new climate strike being held. From colourful signs to passion-filled speeches, these strikes are attempting to encourage the political parties to address the climate crisis. Thunberg has been at the forefront of this movement.

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