As news broke that Shell had pulled out of the Cambo oil and gas development, Mikaela Loach celebrated on social media. “A HUGE WIN!” she told her 126,000 Instagram followers. “Activism WORKS. Action WORKS . . . now let’s keep going!” Loach, 23, personifies a new generation of climate justice activists in Britain: deeply committed, articulate, passionate, often emotional, occasionally conflicted, but always determined to tackle an existential threat “coming in my lifetime”. She was often heard in Glasgow during Cop26. Loach joined daily protests, shared a stage with Greta Thunberg, lobbied government officials, joined TV discussion shows and was featured in the November edition of Vogue. On Wednesday she will arrive at the High Court in London with two fellow activists to present a case that they believe will rule out any development at Cambo, situated 75 miles northwest of Shetland.
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