1. SOUNDBITE (English) Greta Thunberg, Teen Climate Activist:
"Well all of this is very overwhelming and the ground is still shaking for me. So, but I want to thank everyone so much, everyone who is here, and everyone who is involved in this climate fight because this is a fight across borders, across continents. And it's as you said, it is insane that a 16-year-old will have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to make a stand and to... and this, of course, is not something that I want everyone to do."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Greta Thunberg, Teen Climate Activist:
"It was very, surprisingly good. I did not feel seasick once. So there was (Applause)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Greta Thunberg, Teen Climate Activist:
"The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, and the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. And if we don't manage to work together to cooperate and to work together despite our differences, then we will fail. So we need to stand together and support each other, and to take action because otherwise, it might be too late. So let's not wait any longer, let's do it now."
4. Cutaway of photographers (PARTIALLY COVERS PREVIOUS SOUNDBITE)
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Greta Thunberg, Teen Climate Activist:
"It's strange everyone always asks me about Donald Trump. But I mean my message for him is just listen to the science and he obviously doesn't do that. So I mean I -- as I always say to this question if anyone -- no one has been able to convince him about the climate crisis, the urgency, then why should I be able to do that? So I'm just going to now focus on spreading awareness and that people, in general, will start caring and realize how big of a crisis this is."
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for Donald Trump - listen to the science about climate change.
Thunberg arrived in New York City to chants and cheers Wednesday after a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a global warming conference.
Thunberg, 16, and her crew were escorted into a lower Manhattan marina at about 4 p.m., concluding a two-week crossing from Plymouth, England. Hundreds of activists gathered on a Hudson River promenade to cheer her arrival.
The teenager waved, was lifted onto a dock, then took her first wobbly steps on dry land.
"All of this is very overwhelming," she said of the reception, looking slightly embarrassed.
Thunberg refused to fly because of the carbon cost of plane travel. A 2018 study said that because of cloud and ozone formation, air travel may trap two to four times more heat than that caused by just emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Speaking to reporters after she landed, Thunberg said the trip wasn't as uncomfortable as she expected. She didn't get seasick once, she said. But she stressed that "this is not something I want everyone to do."
"It is insane that a 16-year-old would have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to make a stand," she said. "The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, the biggest crisis that humanity has ever faced, and if we don't manage to work together and to cooperate and to work together despite our differences, then we will fail."
Thunberg was asked whether she had a message for the U.S. President, who rejects mainstream climate science.
"My message for him is just: listen to the science," she said. "And he obviously doesn't do that. So as I always say to this question: If no one has been able to convince him about the climate crisis, the urgency, then why should I be able to do that? So I am just going to focus on spreading awareness."
Thunberg has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists, leading weekly protests in Sweden that inspired similar strikes in about 100 cities worldwide.
She's in New York to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit next month. There, she'll join world leaders who will present plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The boat carrying Thunberg, the Malizia II, encountered rough seas that slowed it down for a day. Taking turns steering the 60-foot (18-meter) racing yacht were yachtsman Boris Herrmann and Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Monaco's late Prince Rainier III and American actress Grace Kelly.