It prompted her to leave school and work full time for the Sunrise Movement, a climate change political advocacy nonprofit, where she serves as training director.
“I remember having this feeling that everything that we talk about on how bad climate change is going to get,” she said.
And for some, their ties to countries in the Asia Pacific region contribute to their dedication to protecting the planet and combating climate change.
Natural disasters, particularly those related to climate change and environmental degradation, have increased in intensity and frequency in the region.
But that biodiversity is suffering due to habitat loss for a range of reasons, including pollution and climate change.