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Youth Rally Against Global Warming

Youth Rally Against Global Warming

This week, youth leaders across the globe are marching in the streets to rally against global warming as part of one of the largest mobilizations against global change. In addition to making their presence in the streets, concerned young people are joining together as plaintiffs in legal and administrative actions to force action to reduce climate change. Marches are still taking place through May 14th. Are you, or do you know, a young person who is concerned for his or her future? Find and join a march by clicking here.

Read more in the press release below:

“Young people will be affected most by decisions that are made today and yet we can’t vote, and we don’t have money to compete with lobbyists,” said Alec Loorz, the 16-year-old founder of iMatter, who has been tirelessly working on the issue of climate change and global sustainability for the past three years. “We do, however, have the moral authority and the legal right to insist that our future be protected.”

The marches will take place May 7 – 14 across the U.S. and in countries around the world. Both the marches and the lawsuits are focused on getting governments to stop caving into the demands of oil and coal lobbyists and to create “climate recovery plans.” These plans, based on the best science, will establish peak global carbon dioxide emissions by 2012, reduce carbon dioxide emissions on a global scale by at least 6 percent every year and commit to widespread global reforestation.

Young people will become plaintiffs in soon-to-be-announced legal and administrative actions against all 50 states and the federal government to force action to reduce global warming.

“I am a father and a grandfather and am working with lawyers around the country and the world to hold our government to its job — protecting those resources that are essential for our youth and future generations,” said Tom Beers, an attorney from Montana, supporting the iMatter legal actions. “Our children deserve a livable world, like the one we have enjoyed. Alec inspires me to act on behalf of my own children and children everywhere.”

Related:
Global Warming: An Ode to the Early Leaders
The Big Ten Global Warnings We Ignored

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6:21PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

noted

8:16AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

so often youth see things more clearly than their elders who are more vested in the status quo for their lifestyles...

9:44PM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Lol! wow that was so funny Sandy! I knew somebody would mess up the joke some day! You had to let the secret out didn't you! All of the photos of the glaciers were all photoshopped and they are actually getting bigger! The ice caps are getting bigger too, the news has all been sabotaged to report false claims so you would just think we are experiencing global warming weren't they? Everybody is going to laugh so hard when they find out it was all a joke! Oh I can hardly catch my breath!

7:24PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Sandy Erikson I think u need to research something before u open your big mouth that doesnt know what its talking about. Global warming is a serious issue and if u cant understand that then don't comment.

2:19PM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

Child maniputation contiues. Global warming has been proven false.

2:10PM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

Awesome. The children shall lead us.

12:41AM PDT on May 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:59PM PDT on May 23, 2011

I have true hope for this young generation that they will truly care and take responsibility as a group their whole lifespan's to help save this beautiful planet that we all call home!!!

7:59AM PDT on May 16, 2011

I am so proud and hope the children have the stamina to fight for the rest of their lives for what is right and noble. Heaven knows there are already enough foes out there to make their lives miserable.

5:59AM PDT on May 15, 2011

What the young are doing is really great.Best of luck to them

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