Kids Demand Moral Response To Climate Change
Florida Kids Sue Gov. Scott Over Climate Change: You Have 'Moral Obligation' to Protect Us; The case, connected to the federal Our Children’s Trust climate lawsuit, is one of nine pressuring states to take action on global warming and fossil fuels.
Georgina Gustin, April 16, 2018 (Inside Climate News)
“Eight young Floridians, ages 10 to 19, sued their state and its climate-policy-averse governor… for failing to protect residents from the impacts of a warming climate…They say they already see signs of climate change around them—from powerful hurricanes to extreme heat waves to tidal flooding that now regularly washes into coastal roads and parks as sea level rises—and they want the state to do something about it…[The lawsuit] is the latest in a wave of legal cases filed by children against states and the federal government that accuse government of depriving them of the fundamental right to a stable climate…The Florida plaintiffs [argue the state should] ‘adhere to its legal and moral obligation to protect current and future generations from the intensifying impacts of climate change…’” click here for more