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The young are stepping up to the climate challenge – The Sunrise Movement

Adults failed to take climate action. Meet the young activists stepping up,  Some are calling climate change this generation’s civil rights movement. These are the young activists leading the charge, Guardian, by Adrian HortonDream McClinton and Lauren Aratani, 4 Mar 19, 

Despite being barely two years old, the Sunrise Movement has outpaced established environmental groups in the push to radically reshape the political landscape around climate change. Closely allied with new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youth-led Sunrise Movement has helped set out a sweepingly ambitious plan to address climate change in the form of the Green New Deal.

The movement comprises a small core team of young organizers, supported by a larger group of several hundred volunteers. The group’s elevation of the Green New Deal has clearly riled Trump, who has falsely but repeatedly claimed that the plan would result in the banning of cars, air travel and even cows.

The Guardian spoke to Sunrise members on how the organization has shaken the political and environmental establishment in the US…….. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/can-they-save-us-meet-the-climate-kids-fighting-to-fix-the-planet

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March 5, 2019 - Posted by | environment, USA

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