Carlos Manuel is an 18 year old seasoned Heir of Heirs To Our Oceans who has organized and led youth in environmental activism for the last 4 years. He and his family moved from the Philippines to Palau ten years ago. Carlos first learned about the climate crisis in ninth grade, and he began to understand that the changes he had noticed in Palau were part of a larger global phenomenon caused by the climate crisis, including increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, and more extreme storms. Carlos is one of the Petitioners in the landmark action, Children vs. Climate Crisis.