Climate Change Activist Portraits | Time Magazine

From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalities. In many parts of the world, women hold traditional roles as the primary caregivers in families and communities, and, as the main providers of food and fuel, are more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur; the U.N. estimates 80% of those who have been displaced by climate change are women.

Given their position on the front line of the climate-change battle, women are uniquely situated to be agents of change—to help find ways to mitigate the causes of global warming and to adapt to its impacts on the ground.

Portraits of: Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Greta Thunberg, Elliot Page, Christina Figueres, Miranda Wang, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, Anne Simpson, Wu Changhua, Sunita Narain, Kate Marvel, Tessa Kahn & Hilda Heine

Art Direction

Janet Michaud


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