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‘I want to erase my own footprint’: The women looking after an island paradise

Kih'Nyiah McKay may be just 11 years old, but she is keenly aware of the climate crisis.

She knows the loss of trees reduces oxygen and that dumped garbage kills the sea turtles that keep the ocean around her healthy.

  • Gemma Handy,St John’s, Antigua
  • BBC

“Young people need to save the Earth,” she says with a solemnity that belies her age.

It is only March, but the sun outside is already blisteringly hot, posing a challenge for the electric fans battling valiantly to keep Kih’Nyiah’s classroom cool.

In Antigua, like the rest of the Caribbean, the impacts of climate change are a…

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