YUKA TANAKA

JAPAN

'Fossil  fuels have been dug limitlessly, energy has been consumed limitlessly,  trees have been burned limitlessly, and the world’s population has grown  limitlessly. In such a situation, I think climate change is  unavoidable, that we have entered an era in which each one of us should  live every single day being conscious about the health of this planet.  What we as individuals do every day as a matter of course is not what  “only we” do but also what billions of other people do every day.

Two-thirds  of global wildlife was lost in just the last 50 years. This fact is not  only a sad thing but a terrifying crisis to me.

As  climate change has increased exponentially in recent years, it is  difficult to maintain hope. But I still dream of the world returning to a  state of climate stability again one day.'

YUKA TANAKA