Climate change in India: Teen inventor’s solar-powered ironing cart


Ironing vendors are common across India. The irons are heated using charcoal, a fuel that contributes to air pollution. But Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu, has found a clean solution.

Vinisha’s invention has been nominated for this year’s Earthshot Prize.

Video by Jennifer Green.

Footage from The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, available on BBC iPlayer.

For more about Vinisha’s invention and the other Earthshot Prize nominees, listen to Earthshot on Discovery.

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