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16-Year-Old Climate Activist Sails Across Atlantic To UN Climate Summit

Talk about making an entrance. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist just finished a two-week journey across the Atlantic Ocean in a sailboat. Her goal? To attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in a way that avoided greenhouse gas emissions. She could have flown on a commercial jet, but instead opted to take the hard way. She covered her journey, often through high seas, on social media along the way.

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Thunberg is a well-known climate activist who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, addressed the UN Climate Conference before, and has skipped school to protest outside Sweden’s Parliament. She called it a “school strike,” and urged adults to do more about climate change. Since her first strike, an international movement has sprung up with other teenagers showing up in the streets to make their voices heard on the issue.

She understands that climate change is complicated and multi-faceted issue facing the world, but she has a unique ability to boil it down to simple facts. Thunberg credits this to the fact that she has Asperger’s.

Thunberg plans to address the UN climate summit in New York before heading to Canada, Mexico, and Chile for more talks.

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Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity
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Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity

Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity

Source: besthealthcaredegress.com RELATED: The Ultimate Animal Video Encounters To understand how these numbers compare to more "natural" causes, see this US data from the Center For Disease Control. For parents wanting a more focused guide to youth activities, take a look at this data on sports injuries compiled by Stanford Children's Hospital. More data on 20th century death statistics from the World Health Organization visualized by informationisbeautiful.net

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To Live Hard And Die Laughing
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To Live Hard And Die Laughing

To Live Hard And Die Laughing

Matthias Giraud. Erik Pütsep Photo. Matthias Giraud is going 50 miles an hour when he slams into the rock spire that juts out from the Pointe d’Areu; a peak just northwest of Mont Blanc. An impact at such speed, even within the protection of modern cars, is invariably catastrophic and likely fatal. Hanging from his parachute like a puppet attached to strings, Giraud has no such protection. He stops moving the instant his body makes contact with the rock, and free fall is interrupted

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Alex Honnold Got His Lead Card Pulled Back in the Day
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Alex Honnold Got His Lead Card Pulled Back in the Day

Alex Honnold Got His Lead Card Pulled Back in the Day

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Alex Honnold has never been one to follow the rules. Honnold rolls to the beat of his own drum, and he’s been doing it since long before he was a climbing superstar. His original climbing gym, Pipeworks in Sacramento, just shared this gem from the past. Apparently Honnold was caught skipping clips on the gym’s main roof. Nicky, a staff member from Pipeworks, wasn’t amused and pulled his lead card. Thankfully, the experience didn’t deter Honnold from