When he lived in Bangladesh, Islam Rockybul, or Rocky, would help his village plant 10,000 trees a year. Growing up, he had learned about climate change on the National Geographic television channel. From his home, he had watched the reports about rising sea levels, dying animals and burning forests. In his own village, he had seen people felling trees without ever replacing them.

“It really made me hurt,” he says. “How do we destroy our ecosystem, and the atmosphere as well?”

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Meerabelle Jesuthasan is a journalist and fact-checker from Singapore.

Charis is an illustrator, comics editor, and programme designer based in Malaysia. Her interests include how comic artists and illustrators exchange resources in their networks, capacity-building for comic artists and illustrators, and drawing as a research method. Charis was formerly Comics Editor and Illustrations Editor for New Naratif.