The Life of Climate Activist Jamie Margolin

She’s only 18 and she has already sued the state of Washington for their inaction against climate change, and rallied thousands of young people during protests. Brut nature met climate activist Jamie Margolin at the C40 Cities summit.

She’s sometimes described as the American Greta Thunberg

At just 18 years old, Jamie Margolin has already: rallied thousands of young people during protests, co-founded an organization that fights for climate justice, and raised her voice before the U.S. Congress.

She was born on December 10, 2001, in Seattle. In 2016, at 14, she campaigned for the first time. While Donald Trump was rising in the polls, she decided to support Hillary Clinton in the presidential race and interned at the campaign headquarters located in Seattle, where she notably translated Spanish, her Colombian-born mother’s native language. Over the years, she became aware of environmental crises and climate change. Around the time of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the youth climate strikes didn’t yet exist. But the Women’s March, which brought together hundreds of thousands of protestors, inspired Jamie Margolin.

At 15, with 3 others, she founded a movement calling for climate action: Zero Hour. In February 2018, while organizing the march in addition to her school work, she sued the state of Washington along with 12 other young people to denounce the lack of climate action. On July 21, 2018, after several months of planning, the youth march took place in over 20 cities, most of them in the U.S. In Washington, D.C., despite the rain, she was joined by several hundred people. In September 2019, she was invited to testify before the U.S. Congress alongside Greta Thunberg.

At activism events or on social media, she emphasizes the link between climate change, discrimination, and social inequality. Notably inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she took a stand in favor of a Green New Deal. As of the end of 2019, she returned to political activism, getting involved in the Bernie Sanders campaign. Jamie Margolin was named one of the 100 most inspiring women of 2019 by the BBC. In a sign of irony or ambition, the words “FuturePOTUS” (FuturePresident) appear on her Instagram bio.


01/18/2020 10:18 AM


  • Martin W.
    02/21/2020 11:34

    Stupid bitch

  • Andi F.
    01/22/2020 01:06

    so brave and stunning. Gotta love those copy cat virtue signalers:)

  • John Q.
    01/21/2020 22:20

    Even less effective than Saint Greta, obviously.

  • Robert C.
    01/21/2020 19:31

    All this activist should stop using Internet, phones, TV stop heat House, stop using fridge etc all the bad things 21 century will see how long they will survive

  • Andy A.
    01/21/2020 16:19

    Oh naw another slavering clownshoe

  • Will U.
    01/21/2020 06:31


  • Krisztián T.
    01/20/2020 21:27

    She is only 18 and already goes for easy fame and money. Will end up as a prostitute because when your liberal masters are done using her, they will throw her out like the trash she is. Nobody gives a fuck what kids who didn't even finish school have to say. Nobody.

  • David D.
    01/20/2020 15:29

    I'm always amazed how stupid, ignorant and arrogant these activist are to think they or even we can control nature. How does anyone become so brain washed?

  • John-Ginny S.
    01/20/2020 15:20

    She is very good at criticizing what she doesn't like. Very poor at explaining how she intends to achieve her goals.

  • Shawn L.
    01/20/2020 10:00

    how can she be against the pipeline and global warming at the same time? the whole point of these gas pipeline is to reduce the cost of transporting the gas by eliminating the need to haul the gas by train/cargo ships/trucks which all emits copious amounts of carbon. you can tell thinking is not her strong suit, she's just good at repeating but louder

  • Sandy G.
    01/20/2020 07:02

    Why march? Pick up some trash, clean up some of the homeless camps, clean up some beaches.

  • Yoni B.
    01/19/2020 20:07

    A disgusting and terrible human being. Shame on her!

  • Paul D.
    01/19/2020 16:06

    Greta the green Lolita😂

  • Tin L.
    01/19/2020 09:58

    Tell her family to drive cars first then talk here! Then try to get the award!

  • Joyce M.
    01/19/2020 08:51


  • Gerard M.
    01/19/2020 08:38

    Mooi dat is 3

  • Joseph J.
    01/19/2020 06:50

    Massive wildfire in Canada , did I miss something , please inform me

  • Bryan P.
    01/19/2020 06:46

    Go fuk a DONKEY

  • Alison B.
    01/19/2020 01:42

    t'as de la compette!

  • John L.
    01/19/2020 01:23

    Take everything away from her that contain oil products , she'd be wearing leaves and have a nervous breakdown when she loses her phone ..

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