The devastating impact of wildfires garners global attention, but not enough is being done about the real cause of these disasters.
According to US space agency Nasa, there's a possibility the smoke will circumnavigate the globe.
Trolls and conservative news outlets have been holding arsonists liable for the extreme blazes, rather than attributing any blame to climate change.
Since late October, nearly 30 people have been killed, millions of hectares of land burned and thousands of homes destroyed.
New Harmony High School teaches students about coastal restoration, minimising energy use and sustainable living.
She also said David Attenborough's nature documentaries have been a source of inspiration and that fighting climate change helped her depression.
Meet Lance Lau, a local 10-year-old speaking out about the need for urgent action on the environmental crisis.
The teen is the youngest person to have ever been chosen by the magazine.
The announcement comes ahead of COP25, the United Nations' climate conference to be held in Madrid, Spain, next week.
Despite receiving a last-minute letter of no objection from the police, only around 20 students participated in the event inspired by Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future movement.