We’re at a turning point on climate. The warnings from experts have become increasingly dire, and the devastating impacts of climate change are becoming more visible in every corner of our country and across the world. And we’re running out of time.
Sixteen children from across the world have done something unprecedented. They have filed a formal complaint about climate change to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Their petition calls out five of the world’s leading economic powers for their inaction on the climate crisis.
The youngest among us are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and they will bear the burden far greater and longer than today’s adults.
These 16 young people come from Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, India, the Marshall Islands, Nigeria, Palau, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, and the United States and they all have one thing in common: They have already suffered the impacts of the climate crisis.
These young people are asking adult leaders to take this threat seriously. We owe it to these 16 children and children everywhere in the world to do everything we can to solve our climate crisis and protect their rights to a livable future. Share your message of support.