British activist, 18, Mya-Rose Craig, stood on a sheet of floating ice with hundreds of white blocks adrift in her background as she organized a protest against climate change in the ocean Arctic.
For Craig, arriving at his destination involved a two-week quarantine in Germany, followed by a three-week trip to the edge of the pack ice.
Craig, who is from the South West of England, strongly believes that humans have failed to take the urgent action needed to combat global warming. She chose to voice her concerns to the Arctic Ocean, holding a sign titled “Youth strike for the climate”.
Such protests, especially those involving young people, have been made famous by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and are slowly returning after the coronavirus outbreak.
Craig reportedly said: “I am here to … try to make a statement about the temporary nature of this amazing landscape and how our leaders must make a decision now to save it. I absolutely think my generation has we always had to think about climate change, that’s why as we got older there was this massive wave of this need for change, this demand for change when we realized that adults are not going to solve this problem, so we have to do- the ourselves. “
Craig uses the username Birdgirl online and even has a blog about her birding experiences that has thousands of followers. She even traveled hundreds of kilometers above the Arctic Circle, aboard a Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise.
Referring to his Twitter account, Craig, @BirdgirlUK, wrote: “Time is running out. The Arctic is melting and could be gone when I’m in my 30s, and we need our leaders to make a decision now. I went on the most northerly climate strike of all time in the Arctic to express my desperation and the urgency of the problem.
Craig told Reuters people shouldn’t dismiss activists like Thunberg by calling his generation a rebel.
Moreover, she wants those in power to stop treating climate change as a low priority problem.
“That’s all now and you have to treat it like that,” she reportedly said.