The trauma of climate change is already having a profound effect on the next generation of global leaders. Those interviewed for this series have seen the loss of life in hurricanes, lived through flooding that cut them off from power and emergency services and have seen their family lands destroyed. As devastating as these experiences have been, the future promises to be even more volatile and dangerous.
Considered too young by policy makers and many in the media, these voices are rarely heard. Regardless, they have a lot to say. Currently, a group of 21 young Americans are suing the United States government in what’s called the “Biggest case on the Planet” (Juliana v. United States). They argue that the actions taken by the government to put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere will adversely affect their right to life, liberty and property.
This series will serve as support for the litigants in this landmark case, in spirit, by capturing and amplifying the voices of young people from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds around the world.