Time Magazine is giving moms one more reason to encourage their children to explore careers in science.
With the designation of Gitanjali Rao as Kid of the Year, Time Magazine has made a statement on the importance of preserving a livable climate, and the role that young people can play.
Rao is a teenager making a name for herself in the climate change field. Rao’s work can inspire us all, and remind us to support immediate action by the government to address global warming.
There is a greater than 99% consensus on the basic facts about climate change, and energetic new talent is needed in this field to create solutions.
As Gitanjali told Angeline Jolie, “there are problems that we did not create but that we now have to solve.”
She has Some might call Rao a genius, but she doesn’t see herself that way. “If I can do it,” she said, “anybody can do it.”
Rao has been interested in science from a very early age, researching carbon nanotube sensor technology at the Denver Water quality research lab.
Now at 15, she is mentoring and inspiring thousands of teenagers to look for ways to fight against the pollution blanket, find clean energy solutions, and tackle climate change.
— TIME (@TIME) December 5, 2020