Climate justice activist Mikaela Loach: “When you make people the problem, the solution is less people. That’s horrible”

Scottish medical student Mikaela Loach is a leading global voice in the fight for climate justice — viewing global warming not as an isolated problem, but one deeply connected to racism and wealth inequality

Climate justice activist Mikaela Loach

Meadhbh McGrath

When Mikaela Loach first became interested in environmental issues, she made all the lifestyle changes we’re told to do to save the planet: she went vegan, boycotted fast fashion and cut out plastic. At the same time, she was involved in migrant rights and anti-racism organising in the UK, yet she saw the issues as very much separate.