In the nearly two-minute clip, the 22-year-old artist and activist shared his journey to becoming an advocate for the environment and how he evolved into a leading voice in global climate activism.
"I want to say that it starts around the time of me being 10 years old and learning how to surf," he explained in the video, amid a floral-covered room. "My surfing coach is telling me that the ocean is alive, and I think that's the coolest thing that I ever heard. My environmental teacher told me that it was true that it was alive, but that it was actually dying. And when they explained to me that it was because of things that humans were doing that was, you know, putting CO2 in the atmosphere and acid into the ocean, it really hurt me."