Marine biologist, educator and member of EcoTok Carissa Cabrera reaches millions of people with her environment and climate videos In March, Carissa Cabrera posted a video of severe flooding near her home in Hawaii to TikTok in response to a comment on her profile reading "climate change is not real." Over footage of a swollen river and cars navigating badly flooded roads, a voiceover says: "This isn’t global warming. This isn’t climate change. Let’s call it exactly what it is: climate crisis ." The 10-second video has been viewed over 300,000 times. Cabrera is a marine biologist and member of EcoTok, a collective of young influencers posting to video-sharing platform TikTok about environment and climate topics like carbon capture, food waste , biodiversity and recycling. EcoTok launched in July 2020, after Las Vegas high school student Alex Silva, who mainly posts videos on low waste living under the name "ecofreako," sent an Instagram message to fellow activists with the idea. Marine biologist, educator and member of EcoTok Carissa Cabrera reaches millions of people with her environment and climate videos The group has grown to 16 members, including students, scientists, environmental educators and civil servants, and has worked with organizations, […]

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