Claire Ratinon, Sam Lee, Ed Winters and Mya-Rose Craig share their thoughts on a planet dangerously on the cusp of irreversible change.
Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, is a 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi birder, environmentalist and diversity activist. She campaigns for equal access to nature and to end the climate and biodiversity loss crises, issues that she believes are intrinsically linked, whilst promoting Global Climate Justice. She is an Ambassador for Survival International and fights for the rights of indigenous peoples; she has previously written a book amplifying their voices. At the age of 14 she founded Black2Nature to engage minority ethnic teenagers with nature and at 17 she became the youngest Briton to receive an honorary Doctorate, awarded by Bristol University for this pioneering work. Also at 17 she became the youngest person to see half the world's bird species and shared a stage with Greta Thunberg, speaking to 40,000 protestors. In September 2020 she held the world's most northerly Youth Strike, travelling with Greenpeace, for whom she is an Oceans Ambassador, to the melting pack ice of the high Arctic.
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